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2001 Minnesota Vikings

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5-11-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 2001 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.7, Offense: -0.8, Defense: -3.9, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 290 points (18.1/g), 24th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 390 points (24.4/g), 26th.
 Differential of -100 points (-6.2/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-10.7.

Coach: Mike Tice (0-1-0) and Dennis Green (5-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Sherman Lewis
 Defensive Coordinator: Emmitt Thomas

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 Daunte Culpepper 24 2 11 235 for 366, 2,612 yards, 14 td, 13 int, & 71 rushes for 416 yards and 5 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
RB Michael Bennett 23 Rook 13 172 rushes for 682 yards, 2 td, & 29 catches for 226 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 2001
FB Jim Kleinsasser 24 2 11 23 rushes for 72 yards, 1 td, & 24 catches for 184 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
WR Cris Carter 36 14 16 73 catches for 871 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 3rd pick / 1987 Supp
WR Randy Moss 24 3 16 82 catches for 1,233 yards, 10 td, & 3 rushes for 38 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
TE Byron Chamberlain* 30 6 15 57 catches for 666 yards, 3 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 222nd pick / 1995
LT Brad Badger 26 4 12 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 5th / 162nd pick / 1997
LG Corbin Lacina 31 7 10 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 167th pick / 1993
C Matt Birk* 25 3 16 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
RG David Dixon 32 7 14 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
RT Chris Liwienski 26 3 16 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
 Defensive Starters
LDE Stalin Colinet 27 4 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 78th pick / 1997
LDT Fred Robbins 24 1 12 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 2000
RDT Chris Hovan 23 1 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
RDE Talance Sawyer 25 2 16 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 185th pick / 1999
LLB Lemanski Hall 31 6 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 7th / 220th pick / 1994
MLB Kailee Wong 25 3 16 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1998
RLB Ed McDaniel 32 9 13 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 125th pick / 1992
LCB Dale Carter 32 9 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 20th pick / 1992
RCB Eric Kelly 24 Rook 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 69th pick / 2001
SS Robert Griffith 31 7 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Orlando Thomas 29 6 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1995
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Anderson 42 19 0 15 of 18 field goals & 29 of 30 extra points Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
P Mitch Berger 29 7 0 47 punts for a 43.5 average, 0 blocked Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
PR Nate Jacquet 26 4 0 29 punt returns for a 7.6 average and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 150th pick / 1997
KR Nate Jacquet 26 4 0 46 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 150th pick / 1997

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
1 Gary Anderson 42 K 16 0 193 5-11 Syracuse 7/16/1959 19 4 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
74 Brad Badger 26 LT 13 12 320 6-4 Stanford 1/11/1975 4 6 Washington Redskins / 5th / 162nd pick / 1997
23 Michael Bennett 23 RB 13 13 211 5-9 Wisconsin 8/13/1978 Rook 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 2001
17 Mitch Berger 29 P 12 0 220 6-4 Colorado 6/24/1972 7 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
78 Matt Birk* 25 C 16 16 300 6-4 Harvard 7/23/1976 3 10 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
8 Todd Bouman 29 qb 5 3 229 6-2 St. Cloud St. 8/1/1972 Rook 3
80 Cris Carter 36 WR 16 16 202 6-3 Ohio St. 11/25/1965 14 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 3rd pick / 1987 Supp
21 Dale Carter 32 LCB 9 8 194 6-1 Tennessee 11/28/1969 9 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 20th pick / 1992
22 Tyrone Carter 25 fs 15 7 190 5-8 Minnesota 3/31/1976 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 2000
87 Byron Chamberlain* 30 TE 16 15 250 6-1 Missouri,Wayne State (NE) 10/17/1971 6 6 Denver Broncos / 7th / 222nd pick / 1995
34 Doug Chapman 24 rb 16 3 213 5-10 Marshall 8/22/1977 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 88th pick / 2000
50 Patrick Chukwurah 22 lb 16 3 250 6-1 Wyoming 3/1/1979 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 157th pick / 2001
93 Stalin Colinet 27 LDE 11 11 281 6-6 Boston Col. 7/17/1974 4 4 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 78th pick / 1997
65 Calvin Collins 27 g 7 3 307 6-2 Texas A&M 1/5/1974 4 2 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 180th pick / 1997
11 Daunte Culpepper 24 QB 11 11 264 6-4 Central Florida 1/28/1977 2 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
71 David Dixon 32 RG 15 14 343 6-5 Arizona St. 1/5/1969 7 7 New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
92 Winfield Garnett 25 dt 12 2 320 6-6 Ohio St. 7/24/1976 Rook 2
24 Robert Griffith 31 SS 10 9 197 5-11 San Diego St. 11/30/1970 7 4
55 Lemanski Hall 31 LLB 16 13 231 6-0 Alabama 11/24/1970 6 5 Houston Oilers / 7th / 220th pick / 1994
90 Jeff Hazuga 23 3 0 277 6-5 St. Cloud St.,Wisc-Stout 4/29/1978 Rook 0
99 Chris Hovan 23 RDT 16 16 296 6-2 Boston Col. 5/12/1978 1 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
91 Willie Howard 24 8 0 298 6-3 Stanford 12/26/1977 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 57th pick / 2001
83 Nate Jacquet 26 KR 10 0 185 6-0 San Diego St. 9/2/1975 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 150th pick / 1997
12 Lee Johnson 40 4 0 200 6-2 BYU 11/27/1961 16 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
51 Lance Johnstone 28 rde 16 5 250 6-4 Temple 6/11/1973 5 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1996
21 Henry Jones 34 ss 5 5 197 5-11 Illinois 12/29/1967 10 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1991
85 Andrew Jordan 29 te 16 4 260 6-6 West. Carolina 6/21/1972 7 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 179th pick / 1994
25 Eric Kelly 24 RCB 16 11 201 5-10 Kentucky 1/15/1977 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 69th pick / 2001
61 Lewis Kelly 24 4 0 306 6-4 South Carolina St. 4/21/1977 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 248th pick / 2000
40 Jim Kleinsasser 24 FB 11 11 272 6-3 North Dakota 1/31/1977 2 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
63 Corbin Lacina 31 LG 11 10 302 6-4 Augustana (SD) 11/2/1970 7 5 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 167th pick / 1993
43 Brody Liddiard 24 16 0 240 6-4 Colorado 6/12/1977 1 0
62 Everett Lindsay 31 LT 16 8 305 6-4 Mississippi 9/18/1970 8 5 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 133rd pick / 1993
76 Chris Liwienski 26 RT 16 16 325 6-5 Indiana 8/2/1975 3 8 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
58 Ed McDaniel 32 RLB 14 13 230 5-11 Clemson 2/23/1969 9 5 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 125th pick / 1992
94 Pete Monty 27 6 0 250 6-2 Wisconsin 7/3/1974 4 0 New York Giants / 4th / 103rd pick / 1997
31 Don Morgan 26 db 16 2 202 5-11 Nevada 9/18/1975 2 1
33 Harold Morrow 28 fb 16 2 232 5-11 Auburn 2/24/1973 5 2
84 Randy Moss 24 WR 16 16 215 6-4 Marshall 2/13/1977 3 11 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
56 Jim Nelson 26 lb 16 2 234 6-1 Penn St. 4/16/1975 3 2
96 Andre O'Neal 26 lb 4 1 235 6-1 Marshall 12/12/1975 1 0
30 Travis Prentice 25 14 0 221 5-11 Miami (OH) 12/8/1976 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 63rd pick / 2000
86 Jake Reed 34 16 0 216 6-3 Grambling St. 9/28/1967 10 3 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 68th pick / 1991
98 Fred Robbins 24 LDT 16 12 325 6-4 Wake Forest 3/25/1977 1 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 2000
97 Talance Sawyer 25 LDE 16 16 270 6-2 UNLV 6/14/1976 2 7 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 185th pick / 1999
29 Wasswa Serwanga 25 7 0 203 5-11 Sacramento St.,Pacific,UCLA 7/23/1976 2 0
44 Matt Snider 25 4 0 240 6-2 Richmond 1/26/1976 2 0
28 Robert Tate 28 rcb 16 5 188 5-10 Cincinnati 10/19/1973 4 2 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 183rd pick / 1997
27 Keith Thibodeaux 27 db 5 1 189 5-11 NW State (LA) 5/16/1974 4 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 140th pick / 1997
42 Orlando Thomas 29 FS 13 10 222 6-1 La-Lafayette 10/21/1972 6 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1995
81 Chris Walsh 33 16 0 194 6-1 Stanford 12/12/1968 9 1 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 251st pick / 1992
82 Troy Walters 25 6 0 172 5-7 Stanford 12/15/1976 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 165th pick / 2000
54 Antonio Wilson 24 10 0 247 6-2 Texas A&M-Commerce 12/29/1977 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 106th pick / 2000
60 Cory Withrow 26 c 16 1 287 6-2 Washington St. 4/5/1975 1 2
52 Kailee Wong 25 MLB 16 16 250 6-2 Stanford 5/23/1976 3 7 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1998
95 Shawn Worthen 26 4 0 316 6-0 TCU 12/2/1975 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 130th pick / 2001
59 Fearon Wright 23 7 0 235 6-2 Rhode Island 9/30/1978 Rook 0
20 Kenny Wright 24 LCB 15 8 205 6-1 Arkansas,NW State (LA) 9/14/1977 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 120th pick / 1999
3 Spergon Wynn 23 qb 3 2 226 6-3 Minnesota,Texas St. 8/10/1978 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 183rd pick / 2000
Team Total 27.3 16 244.6 6-1.6 4.0