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1990 Minnesota Vikings

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6-10-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1990 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.4, Offense: 2.6, Defense: -0.2, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 351 points (21.9/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 326 points (20.4/g), 16th.
 Differential of 25 points (1.6/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-7.3.

Coach: Jerry Burns (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker
 Defensive Coordinator: Floyd Peters
 Other Notable Asst.: Marc Trestman (Quarterbacks)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Rich Gannon 25 3 12 182 for 349, 2,278 yards, 16 td, 16 int, & 52 rushes for 268 yards and 1 td New England Patriots / 4th / 98th pick / 1987
RB Herschel Walker 28 4 16 184 rushes for 770 yards, 5 td, & 35 catches for 315 yards and 4 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
FB Alfred Anderson 29 6 6 59 rushes for 207 yards, 2 td, & 13 catches for 80 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
WR Anthony Carter 30 5 14 70 catches for 1,008 yards, 8 td, & 3 rushes for 16 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
WR Hassan Jones 26 4 10 51 catches for 810 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for -7 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 120th pick / 1986
TE Steve Jordan* 29 8 16 45 catches for 636 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
LT Gary Zimmerman 29 4 16 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
LG Randall McDaniel*+ 26 2 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1988
C Kirk Lowdermilk 27 5 13 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
RG Todd Kalis 25 2 14 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 108th pick / 1988
RT Tim Irwin 32 9 16 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Al Noga 25 2 16 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 1988
LDT Henry Thomas 25 3 16 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
RDT Ken Clarke 34 12 10 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Chris Doleman* 29 5 16 11.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 1985
LLB Mark Dusbabek 26 1 11 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 105th pick / 1987
MLB Scott Studwell 36 13 15 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
RLB Mike Merriweather 30 8 16 2.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
LCB Carl Lee* 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
RCB Najee Mustafaa 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1987
SS Joey Browner*+ 30 7 16 3.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
FS Darrell Fullington 26 2 11 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 124th pick / 1988
 Special Teams Starters
K Donald Igwebuike 30 5 0 14 of 16 field goals & 19 of 19 extra points Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 260th pick / 1985
P Harry Newsome 27 5 0 78 punts for a 42.3 average, 1 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 214th pick / 1985
PR Leo Lewis 34 9 0 25 punt returns for a 7.2 average and 0 td
KR Herschel Walker 28 4 16 44 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Alfred Anderson 29 FB 11 6 219 6-1 Baylor 8/4/1961 6 2 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
54 Walker Lee Ashley 30 4 0 234 6-0 Penn St. 7/28/1960 7 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1983
50 Ray Berry 27 lb 16 3 227 6-2 Baylor 10/28/1963 3 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1987
68 Paul Blair 27 2 0 295 6-4 Oklahoma St. 8/3/1963 4 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 110th pick / 1986
53 David Braxton 25 1 0 240 6-2 Wake Forest 5/25/1965 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1989
44 Michael Brim 24 db 16 3 192 6-0 Virginia Union 1/23/1966 2 2 Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 95th pick / 1988
47 Joey Browner*+ 30 SS 16 16 221 6-2 USC 5/15/1960 7 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
81 Anthony Carter 30 WR 15 14 168 5-11 Michigan 9/17/1960 5 9 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
80 Cris Carter 25 wr 16 5 202 6-3 Ohio St. 11/25/1965 3 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 3rd pick / 1987 Supp
33 Jessie Clark 30 rb 5 3 231 6-0 Arkansas,Louisiana Tech 1/3/1960 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 188th pick / 1983
71 Ken Clarke 34 RDT 12 10 268 6-2 Syracuse 8/28/1956 12 5
56 Chris Doleman* 29 RDE 16 16 289 6-5 Pittsburgh 10/16/1961 5 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 1985
42 D.J. Dozier 25 rb 6 1 200 6-0 Penn St. 9/21/1965 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 14th pick / 1987
59 Mark Dusbabek 26 LLB 14 11 232 6-3 Minnesota 6/23/1964 1 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 105th pick / 1987
24 Pat Eilers 24 8 0 197 5-11 Yale,Notre Dame 9/3/1966 Rook 1
91 Willie Fears 26 2 0 278 6-3 NW State (LA) 6/4/1964 3 0
31 Rick Fenney 26 fb 12 5 235 6-1 Washington 12/7/1964 3 3 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 211th pick / 1987
62 Chris Foote 34 c 16 3 256 6-3 USC 12/2/1956 10 2 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 144th pick / 1980
29 Darrell Fullington 26 FS 16 11 197 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/17/1964 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 124th pick / 1988
6 Jim Gallery 29 2 0 190 6-1 Minnesota 9/15/1961 3 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 254th pick / 1984
16 Rich Gannon 25 QB 14 12 210 6-3 Delaware 12/20/1965 3 8 New England Patriots / 4th / 98th pick / 1987
74 Brian Habib 26 16 0 299 6-7 Washington 12/2/1964 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 264th pick / 1988
25 Alonzo Hampton 23 10 0 191 5-10 Pittsburgh 1/19/1967 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 104th pick / 1990
89 Ira Hillary 28 3 0 190 5-10 South Carolina 11/13/1962 3 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 210th pick / 1985
72 Dave Huffman 33 1 0 280 6-6 Notre Dame 4/4/1957 11 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1979
4 Donald Igwebuike 30 K 8 0 181 5-9 Clemson 12/27/1960 5 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 260th pick / 1985
76 Tim Irwin 32 RT 16 16 300 6-7 Tennessee 12/13/1958 9 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
22 Ken Johnson 24 4 0 203 6-2 Florida A&M 9/14/1966 1 0
84 Hassan Jones 26 WR 15 10 198 6-0 Florida St. 7/2/1964 4 7 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 120th pick / 1986
82 Mike Jones 24 11 0 255 6-3 Michigan,Texas A&M 11/10/1966 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 54th pick / 1990
83 Steve Jordan* 29 TE 16 16 236 6-3 Brown 1/10/1961 8 6 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
69 Todd Kalis 25 RG 15 14 296 6-6 Arizona St. 5/10/1965 2 6 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 108th pick / 1988
52 William Kirksey 24 9 0 221 6-2 Southern Miss 1/29/1966 Rook 1
39 Carl Lee* 29 LCB 16 16 185 5-11 Marshall 2/6/1961 7 9 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
87 Leo Lewis 34 PR 11 0 170 5-8 Missouri 9/17/1956 9 0
63 Kirk Lowdermilk 27 C 15 13 269 6-3 Ohio St. 4/10/1963 5 6 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
64 Randall McDaniel*+ 26 LG 16 16 276 6-3 Arizona St. 12/19/1964 2 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1988
26 Audray McMillian 28 db 15 2 190 5-11 Houston 8/13/1962 5 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 84th pick / 1985
57 Mike Merriweather 30 RLB 16 16 230 6-2 Pacific 11/26/1960 8 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
75 Keith Millard 28 dt 4 4 260 6-6 Washington St. 3/18/1962 5 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 13th pick / 1984
48 Najee Mustafaa 26 RCB 16 16 190 6-1 Georgia Tech 6/20/1964 3 6 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1987
53 Richard Newbill 22 2 0 240 6-1 Miami (FL) 2/8/1968 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 126th pick / 1990
18 Harry Newsome 27 P 16 0 192 6-0 Wake Forest 1/25/1963 5 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 214th pick / 1985
99 Al Noga 25 LDE 16 16 265 6-1 Hawaii 9/16/1965 2 9 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 1988
85 Brent Novoselsky 24 te 16 3 232 6-2 Pennsylvania 1/8/1966 2 0
93 John Randle 23 16 0 290 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 12/12/1967 Rook 1
7 Fuad Reveiz 27 9 0 225 5-11 Tennessee 2/24/1963 5 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 195th pick / 1985
36 Allen Rice 28 15 0 203 5-10 Baylor 4/5/1962 6 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 140th pick / 1984
60 Adam Schreiber 28 16 0 290 6-4 Texas 2/20/1962 6 1 Seattle Seahawks / 9th / 243rd pick / 1984
30 Cedric Smith 22 fb 15 1 238 5-11 Florida 5/27/1968 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 131st pick / 1990
27 Ken Stills 27 db 12 3 185 5-10 Wisconsin 9/6/1963 5 2 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 209th pick / 1985
94 Thomas Strauthers 29 de 13 2 262 6-4 Jackson St. 4/6/1961 7 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 258th pick / 1983
55 Scott Studwell 36 MLB 15 15 228 6-2 Illinois 8/27/1954 13 7 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 250th pick / 1977
97 Henry Thomas 25 LDT 16 16 277 6-2 LSU 1/12/1965 3 8 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
34 Herschel Walker 28 KR 16 16 225 6-1 Georgia 3/3/1962 4 8 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
58 Jimmy Williams 30 4 0 228 6-3 Nebraska 11/15/1960 8 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
11 Wade Wilson 31 qb 6 4 210 6-3 Texas A&M-Commerce 2/1/1959 9 4 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 210th pick / 1981
73 Craig Wolfley 32 g 8 2 265 6-1 Syracuse 5/19/1958 10 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 138th pick / 1980
65 Gary Zimmerman 29 LT 16 16 294 6-6 Oregon 12/13/1961 4 7 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
Team Total 27.6 16 233.1 6-1.6 4.5