VIKINGS-CHARGERS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ defensive coordinator George O’Leary served as the defensive line coach for San Diego from 1992-93…
Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross played for
San Diego in 1996 and also played for Chargers’ head coach Marty Schottenheimer in Kansas City from 1989-93…
Chargers’ LB coach Greg Manusky played three seasons for the Vikings (1991-93) and was a teammate of Vikings’ head coach Mike Tice…
Vikings’ QB Daunte Culpepper and Chargers’ CB Drayton Florence are both graduates of Vanguard High School in Ocala, FL…
Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte and Chargers’ TE Stephen Alexander and C Cory Raymer were teammates with the Redskins…
Vikings’ S Corey Chavous played in Arizona with Chargers’ WR David Boston and S Kwamie Lassiter…
Vikings’ G Chris Liwienski played for Chargers’ offensive coordinator Cam Cameron at Indiana…
Cameron was also the QB coach for the Washington Redskins from 1994-96 when Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte played for Washington…
Chargers’ defensive coordinator Dale Lindsey also coached in Washington when Frerotte played for the Redskins…
Vikings’ LB Mike Nattiel and Chargers’ WR Reche Caldwell were teammates at Florida…
Vikings’ CB Ken Irvin played in Buffalo with Chargers’ K Steve Christie, QB Doug Flutie, and DE Marcellus Wiley…
Chargers’ DT Jason Fisk was a 7th-round draft pick of the Vikings in ’95 and played in Minnesota for 4 seasons (1995-98)...
Vikings’ CB Denard Walker played with Fisk and Chargers’ FB Lorenzo Neal and DT Joe Salave’a in Tennessee…
Neal was a teammate of Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte in Cincinnati…Vikings’ RB Onterrio Smith played at the University of Tennessee with Chargers’ WR Eric Parker…
Vikings’ WR D’Wayne Bates and Chargers’ RB Leon Johnson were teammates in Chicago…
Vikings’ LB Chris Claiborne and Chargers’ LB Zeke Moreno played at USC together…
Chargers’ S Jerry Wilson was a teammate of Vikings’ RB John Avery, DE Kenny Mixon, and TE Hunter Goodwin in Miami and also played with CB Ken Irvin with the Saints…
Vikings’ S Willie Offord and Chargers’ CB Kevin House and FB Andrew Pinnock played at South Carolina together…Vikings’ RB Onterrio Smith and WR Keenan Howry were teammates of Chargers’ TE Justin Peele at Oregon…
Vikings’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman and Chargers’ offensive line coach Hudson Houck and RB Clarence Shelmon coached together in Seattle…
Shelmon was also the RB coach at the University of Arizona during Vikings’ secondary coach Chuck Knox Jr.’s playing days there…
Chargers’ Director of Player Development Ron George played for the Vikings in 1997.