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    Matt Blair

    This may be of interest to some.

    Matt Blair Fan Club

    His myspace is an effort to get him into the HOF.
    For some of you that didn't get a chance to see him play, here are some of his career highlights mentioned on the site:

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - MINNESOTA VIKINGS - 1974-1985


    • [li]NFL Drafted 2nd Round 1974, Outside Linebacker[/li]

      [li]NFL All-Rookie Team[/li]

      [li]Played in three NFC Division Championship Games[/li]

      [li]Six Consecutive Pro Bowls[/li]

      [li]1979 Named Vikings Team Captain until Retirement in 1986[/li]

      [li]1980 All-Pro Team[/li]

      [li]1980 NFC Most Valuable Linebacker[/li]

      [li]All-NFC Team four times[/li]

      [li]Two Super Bowls: IX and XI (Blocked punt to score only points for Vikings in Super Bowl IX)[/li]

      [li]Holds Minnesota Vikings All-Time Record for Blocked Punts, Extra Points and Field Goals (20 1/2)[/li]

      [li]1981 Minnesota Vikings Miller NFL "Man of the Year" for community service[/li]

      [li]Second on the Vikings All-Time list of tackles with 1,452.[/li]

      [li]Named to Minnesota Vikings Silver and 40th Anniversary (2000) Teams[/li]
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    Re: Matt Blair

    # Holds Minnesota Vikings All-Time Record for Blocked Punts, Extra Points and Field Goals (20 1/2)
    I remember him doing that so many times in game winning situations. I can't recall the Vikes blocking a punt or a FG for so long. That may be a good trivia question -- When was the last time the Vikings blocked a punt or a FG and who did it?
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    Re: Matt Blair

    I hope Matt makes it but not sure he will which is to bad because i think he is deserving.

    One thing it did not mention is his interception total.
    Matt had 16 INT's for his career and he had 6 in 1 season for the Vikes which was a team record for a linebackers until Eddy McDaniel broke it with 7.

    Matt started his career before sacks were an official stat and I was not able to see how many he had but I am sure he had quite a few.





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    Re: Matt Blair

    1979 Named Vikings Team Captain until Retirement in 1986
    Didn't know that.
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    Re: Matt Blair

    Thanks for the link Acuman

    I use to love watching a kicker line up and Matt's big hand swat down the ball

    [img width=400 height=300]http://www.mattblair.com/images/playing_days_09.jpg[/img]

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