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2003 Minnesota Vikings

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC North Division  · 2003 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: 4.0, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 416 points (26.0/g), 6th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 353 points (22.1/g), 23rd.
 Differential of 63 points (3.9/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: Mike Tice (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Scott Linehan
 Defensive Coordinator: George O'Leary

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* 26 4 14 295 for 454, 3,479 yards, 25 td, 11 int, & 73 rushes for 422 yards and 4 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
rb Moe Williams 29 7 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 75th pick / 1996
WR Nate Burleson 22 Rook 9 29 catches for 455 yards, 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 2003
WR Kelly Campbell 23 1 6 25 catches for 522 yards, 4 td, & 10 rushes for 71 yards and 0 td
WR Randy Moss*+ 26 5 16 111 catches for 1,632 yards, 17 td, & 6 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
TE Jim Kleinsasser 26 4 16 46 catches for 401 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 15 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
LE Kevin Williams 23 Rook 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
LT Bryant McKinnie 24 1 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
LG Chris Liwienski 28 5 16 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
C Matt Birk* 27 5 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
RG David Dixon 34 9 16 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
RT Mike Rosenthal 26 4 16 New York Giants / 5th / 149th pick / 1999
RE Kenny Mixon 28 5 16 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 49th pick / 1998
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kevin Williams 23 Rook 16 10.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
LDT Fred Robbins 26 3 12 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 2000
UT Chris Hovan 25 3 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
NT Fred Robbins 26 3 12 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 2000
RDT Chris Hovan 25 3 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
RDE Kenny Mixon 28 5 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 49th pick / 1998
LLB Henri Crockett 29 6 15 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1997
SLB Henri Crockett 29 6 15 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1997
MLB Greg Biekert 34 10 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 181st pick / 1993
WLB Chris Claiborne 25 4 12 Detroit Lions / 1st / 9th pick / 1999
RLB Chris Claiborne 25 4 12 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 9th pick / 1999
LCB Brian Williams 24 1 16 3.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2002
RCB Ken Irvin 31 8 8 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1995
RCB Brian Williams 24 1 16 3.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2002
SS Corey Chavous* 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1998
FS Brian Russell 25 1 16 1.0 sacks, 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
Aaron Elling 25 Rook 0
Eddie Johnson 22 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 180th pick / 2003
PR Keenan Howry 22 Rook 1 35 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 221st pick / 2003
KR Onterrio Smith 23 Rook 3 27 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2003

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
2 Leo Araguz 33 2 0 190 5-11 S.F. Austin 1/18/1970 7 0
33 John Avery 27 6 0 188 5-9 Mississippi 1/11/1976 5 0 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 29th pick / 1998
85 D'Wayne Bates 28 WR 10 8 212 6-2 Northwestern 12/4/1975 4 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1999
23 Michael Bennett 25 rb 8 7 211 5-9 Wisconsin 8/13/1978 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 2001
45 Sean Berton 24 16 0 272 6-4 West Virginia,North Carolina St. 10/31/1979 Rook 0
54 Greg Biekert 34 MLB 16 16 253 6-2 Colorado 3/14/1969 10 6 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 181st pick / 1993
78 Matt Birk* 27 C 16 16 300 6-4 Harvard 7/23/1976 5 15 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
42 Jack Brewer 24 6 0 190 6-0 SMU,Minnesota 1/8/1979 1 0
81 Nate Burleson 22 WR 16 9 192 6-0 Nevada 8/19/1981 Rook 5 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 2003
16 Kelly Campbell 23 WR 15 6 173 5-10 Georgia Tech 7/23/1980 1 6
34 Doug Chapman 26 4 0 213 5-10 Marshall 8/22/1977 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 88th pick / 2000
21 Corey Chavous* 27 SS 16 16 205 6-1 Vanderbilt 1/5/1976 5 9 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1998
55 Chris Claiborne 25 RLB 12 12 259 6-3 USC 7/26/1978 4 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 9th pick / 1999
89 Kenny Clark 25 1 0 217 6-1 Central Florida 5/14/1978 Rook 0
1 Jose Cortez 28 2 0 200 5-11 Oregon St. 5/27/1975 4 0
52 Henri Crockett 29 LLB 16 15 240 6-2 Florida St. 10/28/1974 6 5 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1997
11 Daunte Culpepper* 26 QB 14 14 264 6-4 Central Florida 1/28/1977 4 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
86 Nick Davis 24 1 0 180 6-0 Wisconsin 10/6/1979 1 0
71 David Dixon 34 RG 16 16 343 6-5 Arizona St. 1/5/1969 9 10 New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
8 Aaron Elling 25 16 0 201 6-2 George Fox,Wyoming 5/31/1978 Rook 2
12 Gus Frerotte 32 qb 16 2 237 6-3 Tulsa 7/31/1971 9 2 Washington Redskins / 7th / 197th pick / 1994
83 Hunter Goodwin 31 te 16 5 268 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville,Texas A&M 10/10/1972 7 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 97th pick / 1996
56 E.J. Henderson 23 16 0 245 6-1 Maryland 8/3/1980 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 40th pick / 2003
99 Chris Hovan 25 RDT 16 16 296 6-2 Boston Col. 5/12/1978 3 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
82 Keenan Howry 22 PR 16 1 172 5-10 Oregon 6/17/1981 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 221st pick / 2003
22 Ken Irvin 31 RCB 16 8 182 5-11 Memphis 7/11/1972 8 3 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1995
37 Ron Israel 25 1 0 212 6-0 Notre Dame 1/5/1978 Rook 0
4 Eddie Johnson 22 14 0 236 6-3 Idaho St. 3/2/1981 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 180th pick / 2003
51 Lance Johnstone 30 16 0 250 6-4 Temple 6/11/1973 7 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1996
31 Rushen Jones 23 11 0 194 5-10 Vanderbilt 4/4/1980 Rook 1
25 Eric Kelly 26 16 0 201 5-10 Kentucky 1/15/1977 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 69th pick / 2001
61 Lewis Kelly 26 6 0 306 6-4 South Carolina St. 4/21/1977 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 248th pick / 2000
40 Jim Kleinsasser 26 TE 16 16 272 6-3 North Dakota 1/31/1977 4 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
43 Brody Liddiard 26 16 0 240 6-4 Colorado 6/12/1977 3 0
62 Everett Lindsay 33 12 0 305 6-4 Mississippi 9/18/1970 10 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 133rd pick / 1993
76 Chris Liwienski 28 LG 16 16 325 6-5 Indiana 8/2/1975 5 10 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
96 Billy Lyon 30 13 0 295 6-5 Marshall 12/10/1973 5 1
74 Bryant McKinnie 24 LT 16 16 335 6-8 Miami (FL) 9/23/1979 1 10 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
79 Kenny Mixon 28 RDE 16 16 271 6-4 LSU 5/31/1975 5 7 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 49th pick / 1998
84 Randy Moss*+ 26 WR 16 16 215 6-4 Marshall 2/13/1977 5 17 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
59 Mike Nattiel 23 16 0 227 6-0 Florida 11/8/1980 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 190th pick / 2003
28 Larry Ned 25 3 0 217 5-11 San Diego St. 8/23/1978 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 197th pick / 2002
38 Rhett Nelson 23 3 0 200 6-0 Colorado St. 2/16/1980 Rook 0
24 Willie Offord 25 16 0 216 6-1 South Carolina 12/22/1978 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 70th pick / 2002
98 Fred Robbins 26 LDT 16 12 325 6-4 Wake Forest 3/25/1977 3 5 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 2000
58 Nick Rogers 24 rlb 16 5 250 6-2 Georgia Tech 5/31/1979 1 2 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 177th pick / 2002
75 Mike Rosenthal 26 RT 16 16 318 6-7 Notre Dame 6/10/1977 4 10 New York Giants / 5th / 149th pick / 1999
27 Brian Russell 25 FS 16 16 204 6-2 San Diego St. 2/5/1978 1 7
97 Talance Sawyer 27 3 0 270 6-2 UNLV 6/14/1976 4 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 185th pick / 1999
32 Onterrio Smith 23 KR 15 3 214 5-10 Tennessee,Oregon 12/8/1980 Rook 6 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2003
57 Raonall Smith 25 7 0 241 6-2 Washington St. 10/22/1978 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 38th pick / 2002
45 Charles Stackhouse 23 fb 14 2 250 6-2 Mississippi 4/11/1980 1 0
26 Denard Walker 30 LCB 16 8 190 6-1 LSU 8/9/1973 6 3 Tennessee Oilers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1997
94 Chuck Wiley 28 re 7 4 275 6-5 LSU 3/6/1975 4 2 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1998
29 Brian Williams 24 LCB 16 16 198 5-11 North Carolina St. 7/2/1979 1 7 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2002
93 Kevin Williams 23 LDE 16 16 311 6-5 Oklahoma St. 8/16/1980 Rook 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 9th pick / 2003
20 Moe Williams 29 rb 16 7 205 6-1 Kentucky 7/26/1974 7 12 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 75th pick / 1996
60 Cory Withrow 28 8 0 287 6-2 Washington St. 4/5/1975 3 1
Team Total 26.4 16 240.7 6-1.8 3.1