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1991 Minnesota Vikings

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.0, Offense: -0.2, Defense: -1.8, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (18.8/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 306 points (19.1/g), 16th.
 Differential of -5 points (-0.3/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.8-8.2.

Coach: Jerry Burns (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore
 Defensive Coordinator: Monte Kiffin
 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 26 4 11 211 for 354, 2,166 yards, 12 td, 6 int, & 43 rushes for 236 yards and 2 td New England Patriots / 4th / 98th pick / 1987
RB Herschel Walker 29 5 15 198 rushes for 825 yards, 10 td, & 33 catches for 204 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
FB Terry Allen 23 Rook 6 120 rushes for 563 yards, 2 td, & 6 catches for 49 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 241st pick / 1990
WR Anthony Carter 31 6 15 51 catches for 553 yards, 5 td, & 13 rushes for 117 yards and 1 td Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
WR Cris Carter 26 4 16 72 catches for 962 yards, 5 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 3rd pick / 1987 Supp
TE Steve Jordan* 30 9 16 57 catches for 638 yards, 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
LT Gary Zimmerman 30 5 16 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
LG Randall McDaniel* 27 3 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1988
C Kirk Lowdermilk 28 6 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
RG Todd Kalis 26 3 8 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 108th pick / 1988
RT Tim Irwin 33 10 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Al Noga 26 3 8 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 1988
LDT Ken Clarke 35 13 16
RDT Henry Thomas* 26 4 15 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
RDE Chris Doleman 30 6 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 1985
LLB Jimmy Williams 31 9 12 Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
MLB Ray Berry 28 4 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1987
RLB Mike Merriweather 31 9 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
LCB Carl Lee 30 8 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
RCB Najee Mustafaa 27 4 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1987
SS Joey Browner 31 8 14 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
FS Felix Wright 32 6 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Fuad Reveiz 28 6 0 17 of 24 field goals & 34 of 35 extra points Miami Dolphins / 7th / 195th pick / 1985
P Harry Newsome 28 6 0 68 punts for a 45.5 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 214th pick / 1985
PR Leo Lewis 35 10 0 30 punt returns for a 7.5 average and 0 td
KR Darrin Nelson 32 9 0 31 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
21 Terry Allen 23 FB 15 6 204 5-10 Clemson 2/21/1968 Rook 5 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 241st pick / 1990
46 Alfred Anderson 30 fb 16 5 219 6-1 Baylor 8/4/1961 7 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984
37 Randy Baldwin 24 4 0 220 5-10 Mississippi 8/19/1967 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 92nd pick / 1991
50 Ray Berry 28 MLB 16 16 227 6-2 Baylor 10/28/1963 4 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1987
47 Joey Browner 31 SS 14 14 221 6-2 USC 5/15/1960 8 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1983
53 Ivan Caesar 24 lb 14 2 241 6-1 Boston Col. 1/7/1967 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 286th pick / 1991
81 Anthony Carter 31 WR 15 15 168 5-11 Michigan 9/17/1960 6 7 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 334th pick / 1983
80 Cris Carter 26 WR 16 16 202 6-3 Ohio St. 11/25/1965 4 11 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 3rd pick / 1987 Supp
71 Ken Clarke 35 LDT 16 16 268 6-2 Syracuse 8/28/1956 13 7
56 Chris Doleman 30 RDE 16 16 289 6-5 Pittsburgh 10/16/1961 6 8 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 4th pick / 1985
59 Mark Dusbabek 27 lb 1 1 232 6-3 Minnesota 6/23/1964 2 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 105th pick / 1987
24 Pat Eilers 25 16 0 197 5-11 Yale,Notre Dame 9/3/1966 1 1
31 Rick Fenney 27 11 0 235 6-1 Washington 12/7/1964 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 211th pick / 1987
16 Rich Gannon 26 QB 15 11 210 6-3 Delaware 12/20/1965 4 10 New England Patriots / 4th / 98th pick / 1987
74 Brian Habib 27 RG 16 8 299 6-7 Washington 12/2/1964 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 264th pick / 1988
76 Tim Irwin 33 RT 16 16 300 6-7 Tennessee 12/13/1958 10 8 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 74th pick / 1981
51 Carlos Jenkins 23 3 0 217 6-3 Michigan St. 7/12/1968 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 65th pick / 1991
84 Hassan Jones 27 wr 16 7 198 6-0 Florida St. 7/2/1964 5 4 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 120th pick / 1986
82 Mike Jones 25 16 0 255 6-3 Michigan,Texas A&M 11/10/1966 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 54th pick / 1990
83 Steve Jordan* 30 TE 16 16 236 6-3 Brown 1/10/1961 9 7 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 179th pick / 1982
69 Todd Kalis 26 RG 16 8 296 6-6 Arizona St. 5/10/1965 3 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 108th pick / 1988
39 Carl Lee 30 LCB 14 14 185 5-11 Marshall 2/6/1961 8 6 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 186th pick / 1983
87 Leo Lewis 35 PR 16 0 170 5-8 Missouri 9/17/1956 10 0
63 Kirk Lowdermilk 28 C 16 16 269 6-3 Ohio St. 4/10/1963 6 8 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 59th pick / 1985
91 Greg Manusky 25 16 0 238 6-1 Colgate 8/12/1966 3 1
23 Michael Mayes 25 9 0 182 5-10 LSU 8/17/1966 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 106th pick / 1989
64 Randall McDaniel* 27 LG 16 16 276 6-3 Arizona St. 12/19/1964 3 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1988
26 Audray McMillian 29 rcb 16 7 190 5-11 Houston 8/13/1962 6 4 New England Patriots / 3rd / 84th pick / 1985
57 Mike Merriweather 31 RLB 16 16 230 6-2 Pacific 11/26/1960 9 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1982
68 Mike Morris 30 16 0 276 6-5 Truman St. 2/22/1961 4 1
48 Najee Mustafaa 27 RCB 13 12 190 6-1 Georgia Tech 6/20/1964 4 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 100th pick / 1987
20 Darrin Nelson 32 KR 16 0 184 5-9 Stanford 1/2/1959 9 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
18 Harry Newsome 28 P 16 0 192 6-0 Wake Forest 1/25/1963 6 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 214th pick / 1985
99 Al Noga 26 LDE 16 8 265 6-1 Hawaii 9/16/1965 3 4 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 1988
85 Brent Novoselsky 25 16 0 232 6-2 Pennsylvania 1/8/1966 3 0
89 Terry Obee 23 1 0 190 5-10 Oregon 6/15/1968 Rook 0
93 John Randle 24 LDE 16 8 290 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 12/12/1967 1 5
86 Jake Reed 24 1 0 216 6-3 Grambling St. 9/28/1967 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 68th pick / 1991
7 Fuad Reveiz 28 K 16 0 225 5-11 Tennessee 2/24/1963 6 3 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 195th pick / 1985
60 Adam Schreiber 29 15 0 290 6-4 Texas 2/20/1962 7 1 Seattle Seahawks / 9th / 243rd pick / 1984
38 Todd Scott 23 db 16 1 200 5-11 La-Lafayette 1/23/1968 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 163rd pick / 1991
95 Mac Stephens 23 3 0 220 6-3 Minnesota 1/21/1968 1 0
94 Thomas Strauthers 30 de 15 1 262 6-4 Jackson St. 4/6/1961 8 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 258th pick / 1983
67 Mike Teeter 24 1 0 267 6-2 Michigan 10/4/1967 Rook 0
97 Henry Thomas* 26 RDT 16 15 277 6-2 LSU 1/12/1965 4 10 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1987
34 Herschel Walker 29 RB 15 15 225 6-1 Georgia 3/3/1962 5 8 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
41 Solomon Wilcots 27 db 16 1 189 5-11 Colorado 10/9/1964 4 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 8th / 215th pick / 1987
58 Jimmy Williams 31 LLB 14 12 228 6-3 Nebraska 11/15/1960 9 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 15th pick / 1982
11 Wade Wilson 32 qb 5 5 210 6-3 Texas A&M-Commerce 2/1/1959 10 3 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 210th pick / 1981
73 Craig Wolfley 33 16 0 265 6-1 Syracuse 5/19/1958 11 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 138th pick / 1980
22 Felix Wright 32 FS 16 16 190 6-2 Drake 6/22/1959 6 6
65 Gary Zimmerman 30 LT 16 16 294 6-6 Oregon 12/13/1961 5 8 New York Giants / 1st / 3rd pick / 1984 Supp
Team Total 27.8 16 231.8 6-1.6 4.7