VIKINGS-COLTS CONNECTIONS
• Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier served as the Colts defensive back
coach and special assistant to head coach Tony Dungy from 2005-06.
Vikings Defensive Coordinator Alan Williams also coached the defensive
backs for the Colts from 2002-11. Frazier and Williams’ tenure at Indianapolis
was highlighted by capturing the Lombardi Trophy following the 2006
season. Williams led the secondary to a top-6 passing defense 5 times in
his 10 years with the Colts. Vikings Assistant Defensive Line Coach Diron
Reynolds also spent time with the Colts as a defensive quality control
coach from 2002-06.
• Vikings G Charlie Johnson played for the Colts from 2006-09. Johnson
started 53 regular season games along with 5 playoff starts, including starting
at LT in Super Bowl XLIV against the Saints. Johnson, a 6th round selection
by the Colts in 2006, saw action as reserve in Super Bowl XLI at RT.
• Vikings WR Devin Aromashodu was a 7th round selection of the Colts in
2006 and spent the entire 2006 season on the Colts practice squad and
spent the 2007 preseason and training camp with Indianapolis before being
waived. After a brief stint with Houston, Aromashodu returned to the
Colts on the 53-man roster for the rest of the 2007 season.
• Indianapolis RB Mewelde Moore began his career with the Vikings, suiting
up in the Purple and Gold from 2004-07. Moore was selected by Minnesota
in the 4th round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
• Colts G Seth Olson spent the entire 2010 season on the Vikings practice
squad.
• Colts WR Kris Adams spent time on the Vikings practice squad during the
2011 season.

LOCAL CONNECTIONS
• Charlie Williams, the Colts Wide Recievers Coach, held the same position
at the University of Minnesota during the 1992 season.
• The Vikings have 5 players, Robert Blanton, John Carlson, Kyle Rudolph,
Harrison Smith and John Sullivan, who attended Notre Dame in South
Bend, Indiana.

NFL CONNECTIONS
• Vikings Defensive Coordinator Alan Williams and Colts Quarterback
Coach Clyde Christenson served on the Tampa Buccaneers coaching staff
together in 2001. Christenson was the off ensive coordinator while Williams
tutored the defensive backs.

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS
• Indianapolis Head Coach Chuck Pagano was teammates with Vikings
Quarterback Coach Craig Johnson at the University of Wyoming from
1981-82. Upon graduation, Johnson coached one season at Wyoming as a
graduate assistant while Pagano was still playing.
• Vikings RB Toby Gerhart played with Colts QB Andrew Luck from 2008-09
and Colts TE Coby Fleener from 2007-09 at Stanford University. In 2009,
the one season they all saw action together, Stanford went 8-5 and Gerhart
placed second in the Heisman voting.
• Colts CB Cassius Vaughn and Vikings S Jamarca Sanford played alongside
each other for three years at Ole Miss from 2006-08.
• Vikings DE Everson Griff en and Colts DE Fili Moala played on the same
defensive line for two season at Southern California from 2007-08. The Trojan
tandem helped USC win or tie for the PAC 10 titles in 2007 and 2008.
• Colts S Tom Zbikowski, Vikings TE John Carlson and Vikings C John Sullivan
played together for 4 years at the University of Notre Dame. During
their tenure, the trio led the Irish to 3 bowl games.