VIKINGS-GIANTS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf and Owner/President Mark Wilf are the owners of Garden Homes Development, a nationwide leader in retail and private residential
development that is located in nearby Short Hills, NJ…
Vikings’ head coach Mike Tice and TE coach John Tice were born in Bayshore, NY and attended Central Islip High School in Long Island. Both the Wilf and Tice brothers grew up as Giants fans…
Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross was born in Camden, NJ
and was an all-state performer at Paulsboro (NJ) High…
Vikings’ assistant defensive line/assistant special teams coach Jim Panagos was born in Brooklyn, NY and attended East Islip High School…
Vikings’ C Melvin Fowler is from Dix Hills, NY…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie is from Woodbury, NJ…
Vikings’ DE Erasmus James spent part of his childhood in Bronx, NY…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal played for the Giants for four seasons (1999-02) before coming to Minnesota…
Vikings’ CB Ralph Brown was a 5th-round pick by the Giants in 2000 and played in New York for 4 seasons (2000-03)…
Giants’ DT Fred Robbins was a 2nd-round pick of the Vikings in 2000 and played 4 seasons in Minnesota (2000-03)…
Giants’ TE Sean Berton played two seasons (2003-04) for the Vikings…
Berton was a teammate of Vikings’ WR Koren Robinson and CBs Brian
Williams and Dovonte Edwards at N.C. State…
Vikings’ G Marcus Johnson blocked for Giants’ QB Eli Manning at Mississippi…
Vikings’ K Paul Edinger played with Giants’ WR Plaxico Burress at Michigan
State…
Vikings’ LB Dontarrious Thomas and DT Spencer Johnson played at Auburn with Giants’ WR Tim Carter and LB Reggie Torbor…
Vikings’ RB Michael Bennett and Giants’ LB Nick Greisen were teammates
at Wisconsin…
Vikings’ Mike Rosenthal was a teammate of Giants’ T Luke Petigout at Notre Dame…
Vikings’ RB coach Dean Dalton was on the Texas Southern coaching staff in 1989 and was the defensive line coach/special teams coordinator in the spring of 1990 when Giants’ DE Michael Strahan played there…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie played at the University of Miami with Giants’ TE Jeremy Shockey and DT William Joseph…
Vikings’ LB Sam Cowart and T Kareem McKenzie were teammates with the
Jets…
Vikings’ CB Fred Smoot played with Giants’ QB Tim Hasselbeck, RB Chad Morton, and LB Antonio Pierce in Washington...
Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross and LB Keith Newman were
teammates of Giants’ T Bob Whitfield with the Falcons…
Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson played with Giants’ G Jason Whittle in Tampa Bay…
Vikings’ C Anthony Herrera was a teammate of Giants’ S Gibril Wilson at
Tennessee…
Giants’ special teams coordinator Mike Sweatman coached on the Vikings’ staff in 1984…
Vikings’ DE Lance Johnstone played in Oakland when Giants’ defensive line coach Mike Waufle coached the defensive line there…
Giants’ defensive assistant David Merritt played for the Arizona Cardinals
when Vikings’ defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell and offensive line coach Steve Loney coached for the Cardinals…
Giants’ S Brent Alexander and P Jeff Feagles also played in Arizona when Vikings’ defensive Cottrell coached on the Cardinals’ staff…
Cottrell coached on the Jets’ staff when Giants’ T Kareem McKenzie
played there…
Vikings’ WR Troy Williamson played at South Carolina when Giants’ assistant offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo coached on the Gamecocks’ staff…
Vikings’ K Paul Edinger and WR Marcus Robinson played for the Bears when Giants’ offensive line coach Pat Flaherty and special teams coordinator Mike Sweatman coached in Chicago…
Edinger played at Michigan State when Giants’ LB coach Bill
Sheridan held the same position for the Spartans…
Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson played for Washington when Giants’ TE coach Michael Pope coached on the Redskins’ staff.