VIKINGS-GIANTS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal played for the Giants for four seasons (1999-02) before coming to Minnesota…
Rosenthal was also a teammate of Giants’ DT Lance Legree and T
Luke Petigout at Notre Dame…
Vikings’ FB Charles Stackhouse played in all 16 games for the Giants last season…
Vikings’ RB coach Dean Dalton was on the Texas Southern coaching staff in 1989 and was the defensive line coach/special teams coordinator in the spring of 1990 when Giants’ DE Michael Strahan played there…
Vikings’ Director of Pro Scouting Paul Wiggin was the head coach at Stanford when Giants’ head coach Jim Fassel was on Stanford’s coaching staff…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie played at the University of Miami with Giants’ TE Jeremy Shockey and DT William Joseph…
Vikings’ defensive backfield coach Chuck Knox Jr. played at Arizona when Giants’ defensive coordinator Johnnie Lynn was on the Wildcats’ coaching staff…
Vikings’ DT Billy Lyon played with Giants’ RB Dorsey Levens in Green Bay…
Levens also was a teammate of Vikings’ assistant LB coach Pete Bercich for one season at Notre Dame…
Vikings’ DE Chuck Wiley was a teammate of Giants’ LB Mike Barrow in Carolina…
Barrow also played for Houston when Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett was on the Oilers’ staff…
Vikings’ LB Mike Nattiel was a teammate of Giants’ QB Jesse Palmer at Florida…
Vikings’ DE Kevin Williams and Giants’ TE Marcellus Rivers were teammates at Oklahoma State…Giants’ linebackers coach Tom Olivadotti was on Minnesota’s coaching staff from 1996-99…
Vikings’ defensive coordinator/defensive line coach George O’Leary and linebackers coach Brian Baker were on the Georgia Tech staff with Giants’ wide receivers coach Jimmy Robinson…
O’Leary and Baker also coached with Giants’ strength and conditioning coach John Dunn with the Chargers…
Vikings’ RB Michael Bennett and WR Nick Davis played at Wisconsin with Giants’ RB Ron Dayne and LB Nick Greisen…
Giants’ DE Keith Washington was on the Vikings’ roster for part of the 1995 season and was a teammate of Vikings’QB Gus Frerotte in 2001 with Denver…
Frerotte played in Washington with Giants’ RB Brian Mitchell and
when Giants’ TE coach Michael Pope was on the Redskins’ staff…
Vikings’ CB Ken Irvin played in Buffalo when Giants’ QB coach Turk Schonert was on the Bills’ staff…
Vikings’ WR D’Wayne Bates played in Chicago when Giants’ RB coach Eric Studesville was on the Bears’ staff and was also a teammate of Giants’ C Wayne Lucier and T Jeff Roehl at Northwestern in 1998…
Giants’ CB Ray Green played at South Carolina with Vikings’ S Willie Offord and also was a teammate of Vikings’ DE Kenny Mixon and TE Hunter Goodwin in Miami…
Vikings’ DE Lance Johnstone and LB Greg Biekert played in Oakland with Giants’ S Johnnie Harris…
Vikings’ TE coach John Tice played for the New Orleans Saints with Giants’ WR Ike Hilliard’s uncle, Dalton Hilliard…
Giants’ CB Kato Serwanga’s twin brother Wasswa played for the Vikings from 2000-01.