VIKINGS-PANTHERS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins played for the Panthers in 2002-03 and played in Super Bowl XXXVIII for Carolina…
Vikings’ head coach Mike Tice was a teammate of Panthers’ K John Kasay in 1991 with the Seahawks…
Vikings’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman was on Seattle’s staff when Kasay was with the Seahawks…
Panthers’ QB Chris Weinke is from St. Paul and led Cretin-Derham Hall to a state championship in 1988. Weinke was teammates during his prep days with Vikings assistant coach Corbin Lacina…
Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson is from Black Mountain, NC…
Vikings’ LB Keith Newman played at the University of North Carolina…
Vikings’ WR Koren Robinson is from South Point, NC and played at North Carolina State…
Vikings’ CB Brian Williams is from High Point, NC and also played at
North Carolina State…
Vikings’ CB Dovonte Edwards is from Chapel Hill, NC and played at North Carolina State…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal and CB Ralph Brown played for the N.Y. Giants when Panthers’ head coach John Fox was the Giants’ defensive coordinator and they were also teammates of Panthers’ LB Brandon Short in New York…
Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson and CB Fred Smoot were both teammates of
Panthers’ RB Stephen Davis in Washington…
Smoot also played with Panthers’ WR Rod Gardner in Washington…
Vikings’ S Ken Irvin was a teammate of Panthers’ QB Jake Delhomme in New Orleans in 2002…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie and Panthers’ LB Dan Morgan were teammates at the University of Miami…
Vikings’ LB Keith Newman and Panthers’ LB Chris Draft played with the Falcons together…
Vikings’ LB Sam Cowart played with Panthers’ T Todd Fordham at Florida State…
Vikings’ P Chris Kluwe and Panthers’ RB DeShaun Foster, CB Ricky Manning, Jr., and TE Mike Seidman were teammates at UCLA…
Vikings’ CB Ralph Brown was a teammate of Panthers’ S Mike Minter and DE Michael Rucker at Nebraska…
Vikings’ WR Travis Taylor played in Baltimore with Panthers’ C Jeff Mitchell…
Vikings’ DE Darrion Scott played at Ohio State with Panthers’ WR Drew Carter and CB Chris Gamble…
Carter’s brother, Grant, played at the University of Minnesota…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield played at Ohio State with Panthers’ FB Nick Goings…
Vikings’ WR Troy Williamson was a teammate of Panthers’ T Travelle Wharton at South Carolina…
Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins played at Georgia with Panthers’ LB Will
Witherspoon…
Vikings’ defensive coordinator/asst. head coach Ted Cottrell and Panthers’ offensive coordinator Dan Henning coached on the Bills’ staff together in 1997…
Vikings’ LB coach Pete Bercich played at Notre Dame when Panthers’ defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac was on the Irish’s staff…
Trgovac also coached with Vikings’ secondary coach Chuck Knox, Jr. in Green Bay in 1999 …
Vikings’ QB Daunte Culpepper played at Central Florida when Panthers’ special teams coach Danny Crossman was on the coaching staff there…
Vikings’ S Darren Sharper played for the Packers with Panthers’ G Mike Wahle and when Panthers’ defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac and LB coach Ken Flajole coached on Green Bay’s staff…
Panthers’ secondary/defensive assistant Mike Gillhamer coached at Oregon when Vikings’ WR Keenan Howry played there and at Louisville when Vikings’ TE Richard Owens played for the Cardinals…
Vikings’ head coach Mike Tice played in Seattle when Panthers’ secondary coach Rod Perry was on the Seahawks’ staff…
Perry coached with Vikings’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman with the
Seahawks…
Vikings’ TE coach John Tice played for the Saints when Panthers’ RB coach Jim Skipper coached on New Orleans’ staff…
Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross played for Kansas City when
Panthers’ WR coach Richard Williamson was on the Chiefs’ staff…
Vikings’ offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Steve Loney coached at Iowa State when Panthers’ DT Jordan Carstens played for the Cyclones…
Loney coached for the Cardinals in 1993 when Panthers’ WR Ricky Proehl played for Phoenix…
Proehl played for Seattle when Vikings’ QB coach Rich Olson coached on the Seahawks’ staff…
Olson coached on San Francisco’s staff when Panthers’ RB Jamal Robertson played for the 49ers…
Panthers’ pro scout Trent Kirchner played quarterback at St. John’s (MN) University.