- Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was the consensus national player of the year at Palestine (TX) High in 2003.
- Vikings DT Pat Williams and WR Robert Ferguson both played at Texas A&M, and Ferguson is from Houston, TX.
- Vikings LS Cullen Loeffl er went to high school at Tom Moore High in Ingram, TX, and played at Texas.
- Vikings DE Brian Robison attended Splendora (TX) High and played at Texas.
- Vikings CB Cedric Griffi n attended Holmes High in San Antonio and played at Texas.
- Cowboys RB Marion Barber played at the University of Minnesota and attended Wayzata (MN) High.