- Vikings head coach Brad Childress coached at Wisconsin when Chargers WR Chris Chambers played for the Badgers.
- Vikings LB E.J. Henderson and FB Jeff Dugan were teammates of Chargers LB Shawne Merriman at Maryland.
- Vikings LB Chad Greenway played at Iowa with Chargers TE Scott Chandler and K Nate Kaeding.
- Vikings DE Ray Edwards played at Purdue with Chargers C Nick Hardwick and LB Shaun Phillips.
- Vikings WR Troy Williamson and Chargers FB Andrew Pinnock played together at South Carolina.
- Vikings LB Ben Leber and Chargers RB/KR Darren Sproles were teammates at Kansas State.
- Vikings LS Cullen Loeffl er and Chargers CB Quentin Jammer were teammates at Texas.
- Vikings S Mike Doss played at Ohio State with Chargers T Shane Olivea and LB Matt Wilhelm.
- Vikings LB Heath Farwell and Chargers WR Kassim Osgood played together at San Diego State.
- Vikings LB Dontarrious Thomas and DT Spencer Johnson were teammates of Chargers T Marcus McNeill at Auburn.
- Vikings offensive line coach Pat Morris and Chargers head coach Norv Turner coached on USC’s staff together from 1983-84
and from 1976-77.