VIKINGS-DOLPHINS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie played at the University of Miami…
Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson attended Florida State…Vikings’ G Steve Hutchinson is from Fort Lauderdale, FL…
Vikings’ WR Travis Taylor attended Jacksonville Ribault High and played at the University of Florida…
Vikings’ RB Ciatrick Fason is from Jacksonville, FL and played at Florida…
Vikings’ TE Richard Owens is from Middleburg, FL…
Vikings’ G Anthony Herrera is from Naples, FL…Dolphins’ QB Daunte Culpepper was a 1st-round draft choice by the Vikings in 1999 and played seven seasons in Minnesota (1999-2005)…
Vikings’ offensive line coach Pat Morris was on the Michigan State staff with Dolphins’ head coach Nick Saban in 1987…
Saban also coached with Vikings’ LB coach Fred Pagac at Ohio State from
1980-81…
Vikings’ DL coach Karl Dunbar coached on Saban’s staff at LSU…
Dolphins’ assistant head coach/offense/WR Charlie Baggett spent five seasons with the Vikings as WR coach (2000-04)…
Dolphins’ offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey played TE for six seasons (1983-88) with the Vikings…
Vikings’ DT Pat Williams played for Mularkey for a season in Buffalo…
Dolphins’ LB Keith Newman played two seasons in Minnesota (2004-05)…
Dolphins’ CB Michael Lehan is from Hopkins, MN and played at the University of
Minnesota…
Vikings’ G Anthony Herrera and Dolphins’ S Jason Allen were teammates at
Tennessee…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal and C Jason Whittle played with Dolphins’ CB Will Allen with the Giants…
Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson, S Dwight Smith, def. coordinator Mike Tomlin, and DB coach Joe Woods were in Tampa Bay with Dolphins’ FB Darian Barnes…
Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson and Dolphins’ WR Marty Booker and DT Keith Traylor were teammates with the Bears…
Dolphins’ DE David Bowens and DE Vonnie Holliday played with Vikings’ S Darren Sharper and K Ryan Longwell with the Packers…
Holliday was also a teammate of Vikings’ FB Tony Richardson in Kansas City…
Vikings’ LB Dontarrious Thomas and DT Spencer Johnson played at Auburn with Dolphins’ RB Ronnie Brown…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie played on the line at Miami with Dolphins’ T Vernon Carey…
Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins played in Carolina with Dolphins’ G Jeno James…
Vikings’ G Steve Hutchinson and Dolphins’ P Donnie Jones were teammates in Seattle in 2003…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield and DT Pat Williams played with Dolphins’ RB Sammy Morris, LB Keith Newman, and S Travares Tillman in Buffalo…
Vikings’ RB Ciatrick Fason played at Florida with Dolphins’ LB Channing Crowder…
Vikings’ offensive line coach Pat Morris was on the Lions’ staff when Dolphins CB André Goodman, QB Joey Harrington, and DT Dan Wilkinson played for the Lions…
Vikings’ LB coach Fred Pagac coached at Ohio State when Wilkinson played for the Buckeyes and with Dolphins’ special asst. to the head coach Dom Capers and strength and conditioning coach Bert Hill…
Vikings’ LB Ben Leber played for San Diego with Dolphins’ QB Cleo Lemon, TE Justin Peelle, and WR Wes Welker and when Dolphins’ offensive line coach Hudson Houck was on the Chargers’ staff…
Leber was also a teammate of Dolphins’ T Damion McIntosh at Kansas State…
Houck also coached with Vikings’ offensive line coach Pat Morris at USC...
Vikings’ head coach Brad Childress, asst. offensive line coach Jim Hueber, and asst. special teams coach Brian Murphy coached on the Wisconsin staff with Dolphins’ asst. offensive line coach Tim Davis and when Dolphins’ WR Chris Chambers played for the Badgers…
Chambers was also a teammate of Vikings’ DT Ross Kolodziej at Wisconsin…
Vikings’ CB Fred Smoot played for the Redskins when Dolphins’ LB coach George Edwards was on the Washington staff…
Edwards and Dolphins’ OLB coach Travis Jones were on the Georgia staff when Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins played there…
Vikings’ QB coach Kevin Rogers coached at Syracuse with Dolphins’ defensive quality control coach Glenn Pires and when Dolphins’ K Olindo Mare played there…
Vikings’ defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin and S Darren Sharper played at William & Mary in 1994 when Dolphins’ defensive line coach Dan Quinn was on the staff there…
Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson played for the Bears when Dolphins’ special teams coach Keith Armstrong was on Chicago’s staff…
Vikings’ vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman spent five seasons with the Dolphins (2000-04) and was the team’s general manager in 2004…
Vikings’ vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski spent six seasons with the Dolphins (1993-98) before coming to Minnesota…
Vikings’ director of football administration Dave Blando served as a consultant to the Miami Dolphins in late 1996-early 1997.