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1989 Minnesota Vikings

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10-6-0, NFC Central Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.3, Offense: 0.2, Defense: 4.1, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 351 points (21.9/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 275 points (17.2/g), 6th.
 Differential of 76 points (4.8/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 10.3-5.7.

Coach: Jerry Burns (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker
 Defensive Coordinator: Floyd Peters
 Other Notable Asst.: Pete Carroll (Defensive Backs)

Stadium: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Wade Wilson 30 8 12 194 for 362, 2,543 yards, 9 td, 12 int, & 32 rushes for 132 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 210th pick / 1981
RB Herschel Walker 27 3 9 169 rushes for 669 yards, 5 td, & 18 catches for 162 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
FB Alfred Anderson 28 5 8 52 rushes for 189 yards, 2 td, & 20 catches for 193 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
WR Anthony Carter* 29 4 16 65 catches for 1,066 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
WR Hassan Jones 25 3 13 42 catches for 694 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 37 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 120th pick / 1986
TE Steve Jordan* 28 7 15 35 catches for 506 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
LT Gary Zimmerman* 28 3 16 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
LG Randall McDaniel* 25 1 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1988
C Kirk Lowdermilk 26 4 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
RG Todd Kalis 24 1 16 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 108th pick / 1988
RT Tim Irwin 31 8 16 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Al Noga 24 1 15 11.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 1988
LDT Henry Thomas 24 2 14 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
RDT Keith Millard*+ 27 4 16 18.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 13th pick / 1984
RDE Chris Doleman*+ 28 4 16 21.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 1985
LLB Ray Berry 26 2 10 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1987
MLB Scott Studwell 35 12 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
RLB Mike Merriweather 29 7 15 3.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
LCB Najee Mustafaa 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1987
RCB Carl Lee* 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
SS Joey Browner* 29 6 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
FS Travis Curtis 24 2 11
 Special Teams Starters
K Rich Karlis 30 7 0 31 of 39 field goals & 27 of 28 extra points
P Bucky Scribner 29 6 0 72 punts for a 39.8 average, 0 blocked Green Bay Packers / 11th / 299th pick / 1983
PR Leo Lewis 33 8 0 44 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td
KR Darrin Nelson 30 7 0 14 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
68 John Adickes 25 1 0 264 6-3 Baylor 6/29/1964 2 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 154th pick / 1987
46 Alfred Anderson 28 FB 11 8 219 6-1 Baylor 8/4/1961 5 3 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
32 Rick Bayless 25 1 0 202 6-0 Iowa 10/15/1964 Rook 0
50 Ray Berry 26 LLB 16 10 227 6-2 Baylor 10/28/1963 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1987
53 David Braxton 24 3 0 240 6-2 Wake Forest 5/25/1965 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1989
44 Michael Brim 23 7 0 192 6-0 Virginia Union 1/23/1966 1 0 Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 95th pick / 1988
47 Joey Browner* 29 SS 16 16 221 6-2 USC 5/15/1960 6 12 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
81 Anthony Carter* 29 WR 16 16 168 5-11 Michigan 9/17/1960 4 9 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
33 Jessie Clark 29 3 0 231 6-0 Arkansas,Louisiana Tech 1/3/1960 6 0 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 188th pick / 1983
71 Ken Clarke 33 11 0 268 6-2 Syracuse 8/28/1956 11 1
49 Travis Curtis 24 FS 16 11 180 5-10 West Virginia 9/27/1965 2 5
56 Chris Doleman*+ 28 RDE 16 16 289 6-5 Pittsburgh 10/16/1961 4 18 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 1985
42 D.J. Dozier 24 rb 14 6 200 6-0 Penn St. 9/21/1965 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 14th pick / 1987
59 Mark Dusbabek 25 lb 16 1 232 6-3 Minnesota 6/23/1964 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 4th / 105th pick / 1987
27 Brad Edwards 23 db 9 1 208 6-2 South Carolina 3/22/1966 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 1988
31 Rick Fenney 25 FB 16 8 235 6-1 Washington 12/7/1964 2 6 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 211th pick / 1987
62 Chris Foote 33 16 0 256 6-3 USC 12/2/1956 9 1 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 144th pick / 1980
29 Darrell Fullington 25 db 16 2 197 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/17/1964 1 2 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 124th pick / 1988
90 John Galvin 24 11 0 226 6-3 Boston Col. 7/9/1965 1 1 New York Jets / 11th / 287th pick / 1988
2 Teddy Garcia 25 3 0 187 5-10 La-Monroe 6/4/1964 1 -1 New England Patriots / 4th / 100th pick / 1988
80 Jim Gustafson 28 16 0 177 6-1 St. Thomas 3/16/1961 3 1
74 Brian Habib 25 16 0 299 6-7 Washington 12/2/1964 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 264th pick / 1988
82 Carl Hilton 25 1 0 232 6-3 Houston 2/28/1964 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1986
30 Issiac Holt 27 db 5 1 200 6-2 Alcorn St. 10/4/1962 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 30th pick / 1985
51 David Howard 28 lb 5 3 232 6-2 Oregon St.,Long Beach St. 12/8/1961 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984 Supp
72 Dave Huffman 32 g 16 3 280 6-6 Notre Dame 4/4/1957 10 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1979
86 Darryl Ingram 23 te 16 2 240 6-3 California 5/2/1966 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 108th pick / 1989
76 Tim Irwin 31 RT 16 16 300 6-7 Tennessee 12/13/1958 8 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
22 Ken Johnson 23 1 0 203 6-2 Florida A&M 9/14/1966 Rook 0
84 Hassan Jones 25 WR 16 13 198 6-0 Florida St. 7/2/1964 3 6 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 120th pick / 1986
83 Steve Jordan* 28 TE 16 15 236 6-3 Brown 1/10/1961 7 4 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
69 Todd Kalis 24 RG 16 16 296 6-6 Arizona St. 5/10/1965 1 7 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 108th pick / 1988
3 Rich Karlis 30 K 13 0 180 6-0 Cincinnati 5/23/1959 7 4
9 Tommy Kramer 34 qb 8 4 200 6-2 Rice 3/7/1955 12 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 1977
39 Carl Lee* 28 RCB 16 16 185 5-11 Marshall 2/6/1961 6 10 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
87 Leo Lewis 33 PR 16 0 170 5-8 Missouri 9/17/1956 8 1
63 Kirk Lowdermilk 26 C 16 16 269 6-3 Ohio St. 4/10/1963 4 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
79 Doug Martin 32 de 7 1 260 6-3 Washington 5/22/1957 9 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 1980
64 Randall McDaniel* 25 LG 14 13 276 6-3 Arizona St. 12/19/1964 1 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1988
26 Audray McMillian 27 db 16 2 190 5-11 Houston 8/13/1962 4 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 84th pick / 1985
57 Mike Merriweather 29 RLB 15 15 230 6-2 Pacific 11/26/1960 7 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
75 Keith Millard*+ 27 RDT 16 16 260 6-6 Washington St. 3/18/1962 4 17 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 13th pick / 1984
48 Najee Mustafaa 25 LCB 16 16 190 6-1 Georgia Tech 6/20/1964 2 8 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1987
20 Darrin Nelson 30 KR 5 0 184 5-9 Stanford 1/2/1959 7 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
96 Tim Newton 26 dt 9 2 280 6-0 Florida 3/23/1963 4 2 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 164th pick / 1985
99 Al Noga 24 LDE 16 15 265 6-1 Hawaii 9/16/1965 1 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 1988
85 Brent Novoselsky 23 te 15 3 232 6-2 Pennsylvania 1/8/1966 1 0
36 Allen Rice 27 4 0 203 5-10 Baylor 4/5/1962 5 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 140th pick / 1984
60 Mark Rodenhauser 28 16 0 270 6-5 Illinois St. 6/1/1961 2 1
13 Bucky Scribner 29 P 16 0 207 6-0 Kansas 7/11/1960 6 2 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 299th pick / 1983
25 Daryl Smith 26 db 5 1 185 5-9 North Alabama 5/8/1963 2 1 Denver Broncos / 9th / 249th pick / 1985
54 Jesse Solomon 26 lb 4 1 240 6-0 Florida St. 11/4/1963 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 318th pick / 1986
94 Thomas Strauthers 28 12 0 262 6-4 Jackson St. 4/6/1961 6 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 258th pick / 1983
55 Scott Studwell 35 MLB 16 16 228 6-2 Illinois 8/27/1954 12 8 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
97 Henry Thomas 24 LDT 14 14 277 6-2 LSU 1/12/1965 2 8 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
34 Herschel Walker 27 RB 11 9 225 6-1 Georgia 3/3/1962 3 7 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
11 Wade Wilson 30 QB 14 12 210 6-3 Texas A&M-Commerce 2/1/1959 8 8 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 210th pick / 1981
65 Gary Zimmerman* 28 LT 16 16 294 6-6 Oregon 12/13/1961 3 9 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
Team Total 27.1 16 229.1 6-1.7 4.0