Thread: Vikings/Colts Connections
- Vikings head coach Brad Childress fi rst NFL job was with the Colts as quarterbacks/quality control
coach in 1985.
- Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was a member of the Colts coaching staff in the 2005-
06 seasons as a defensive backs coach and the Special Assistant to Head Coach Tony Dungy, and
helped lead the team to a Super Bowl XLI victory.
- Indianapolis head coach Tony Dungy served as the Vikings defensive coordinator from 1992-95. He
also played quarterback at the University of Minnesota from 1973-76 and coached the Gophers defensive backs in 1980.
- Coltsoffensive coordinator Tom Moore was the Vikings assistant head coach/quarterbacks (1990), assistant head coach/offensive coor
dinator (1991) and receivers coach (1992-93).
- Colts defensive line coach John Teerlinck worked under Dungy on the Vikings staff from 1992-94.
- Colts pro scout Kevin Rogers is the son of Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers.
- Vikings DE Ray Edwards played at Purdue.
- Indianapolis offensive coordinator Tom Moore is a native of Owatanna, Minn., and is a member of the Rochester, Minn. Sports Hall of FameÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Moore also coached at the University of Minnesota as offensive backfi eld coach in 1972-73 and offensive coordinator from 1975-76.
- Colts DT Derrick Reid played at Minnesota with Vikings FB Thomas Tapeh.
- Vikings QB Gus Frerotte played the 2000 and 2001 seasons with the Denver Broncos, while Colts defensive line coach John Teerlinck was on
- Vikings special teams coordinator Paul Ferraro coached on the Carolina Panthers staff with Colts special assistant to the defense Rod Perry,
while Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu played there.
- Vikings running backs coach Eric Bieniemy played for the Cincinnati Bengals while Colts defensive coordinator Ron Meeks was on staff there in
1995 and 1996.
- Vikings WR Bobby Wade and Colts WR Courtney Roby were teammates with the Tennessee Titans in 2005-06.
- Vikings LB Chad Greenway and CB Benny Sapp were teammates with Colts TE Dallas Clark and S Bob Sanders.
- Vikings offensive line coach Pat Morris coached on the University of Minnesota staff with Colts head coach Tony Dungy. Morris and
Colts special teams coach Russ Purnell served on the same staff at USC from 1983-85.
- Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers coached at Syracuse while Colts WR Marvin Harrison and DE Dwight Freeney were there.
- Vikings linebackers coach Fred Pagac and Colts running backs coach Gene Huey served on the same Ohio State coaching staff from 1988-91
- Vikings assistant offensive line coach Jim Hueber and assistant special teams coach Brian Murphy coached at Wisconsin while Colts QB Jim
Sorgi played there.
- Vikings S Darren Sharper played at William & Mary while Colts defensive backs coach Alan Williams was on staff.
09-13-2008, 06:02 PM #2
Re: Vikings/Colts Connections
Great read Webby.....nice to see how sometimes things have more in common than it appears.
09-13-2008, 06:09 PM #3Jersey Retired
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Re: Vikings/Colts Connections
Thanks for the read Webby, I'm sure there will be alot of hand shaking and hugging going on, after the game....
I LOVE THE SMELL OF VICTORY IN THE MORNING AIR.
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