- Vikings T Marcus Johnson and DE Jayme Mitchell were teammates with Giants QB Eli Manning at Mississippi.
- Vikings T Bryant McKinnie and Giants TE Jeremy Shockey were teammates at the University of Miami.
- Vikings WR Bobby Wade and LB Antonio Pierce were teammates at Arizona.
- Vikings LS Cullen Loeffl er, CB Cedric Griffi n, and DE Brian Robison played at Texas with Giants CB Aaron Ross.
- Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu played at Boston College with Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka and G Chris Snee.
- Vikings LB Dontarrious Thomas and DT Spencer Johnson played at Auburn with Giants LB Reggie Torbor.
- Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze played at USC with Giants DT Manny Wright and WR Steve Smith.
- Vikings G Anthony Herrera and Giants S Gibril Wilson were teammates at Tennessee.
- Vikings WR Troy Williamson played at South Carolina when Giants asst. offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo was on the staff there.
- Vikings QB coach Kevin Rogers coached on the staff at Notre Dame with Giants LB coach Bill Sheridan and when DE Justin Tuck played for
the Fighting Irish.
- Vikings K Ryan Longwell played at California when Giants defensive line coach Mike Waufl e was on the staff there.