- Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio played LB for the Vikings from 1992-95, leading the team in tackles for 3 straight years
and going to the Pro Bowl in 1994.
- Jaguars assistant head coach/tight ends Mike Tice served on the Vikings staff from 1996-2005, spending 1996 as tight
ends coach, 1997-2001 as offensive line coach and 2002-2005 as head coach. He also played tight end for the Vikings
from 1992-93 and 1995.
- Jaguars TE Richard Angulo played 2 seasons for the Vikings, playing in 2 games in 2005 after spending the 2004
season on injured reserve.
- Jaguars DB Brian Williams played 4 years for the Vikings (2002-05) and started 48 of the 62 games he played.
- Jaguars WR Troy Williamson played 3 years for the Vikings (2005-07) and recorded 79 receptions for 1,067 yards and 3 TDs.
- Jaguars senior VP, business development Tim Connolly served as executive VP and general manager of the Vikings from 1998-99.
- Vikings offensive/defensive assistant Ryan Silverfi eld has strong ties to Jacksonville and the state of Florida. He starred as a prep at The Bolles School in Jacksonville
and helped the team win 2 state championships and a No. 1 ranking in the country. He also began his coaching career at Bolles in 1999. In 2005 he coached Jacksonville
UniversityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quarterbacks and spent the last 2 seasons at Central Florida.
- Vikings DE Letroy Guion played collegiately at Florida State and at Bradford HS, and is from Starke, FL.
- Vikings G Anthony Herrera is from Naples and was an All-State Class 6A selection at St. Xavier High School as a senior.
- Vikings G Steve Hutchinson and CB Benny Sapp are from FloridaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s East Coast. Hutchinson played at Coral Springs HS outside of Ft. Lauderdale and Sapp played at
Boyd Anderson HS.
- Vikings T Bryant McKinnie played collegiately at the University of Miami.
- Jaguars strength and conditioning coach Mark Asanovich hails from Duluth, MN, and attended Duluth East HS before going to college at St. Cloud State. He was an
assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Vikings in 1995 and from 1987-94 was the head strength and conditioning coach at Anoka HS.
- Jaguars assistant strength and conditioning coach Les Ebert is from Brainerd, MN, and was strength and conditioning coach at Blaine HS in 1998. Ebert graduated from
Centennial HS before attending college at Minnesota-Duluth.
- Vikings QB Gus Frerotte played with Jaguars G Milford Brown in 2007 and DT Jimmy Kennedy in St. Louis in 2006, was teammates with Jaguars DE Reggie Hayward
in Denver in 2001, and was on the Dolphins roster with Jaguars QB Cleo Lemon in 2005. Vikings DT Fred Evans also played with Lemon in Miami.
- Frerotte and Jaguars DE Paul Spicer were teammates in Detroit in 1999.
- Vikings LB Ben Leber and Jaguars CB Drayton Florence and QB Cleo Lemon were teammates in San Diego.
- Vikings WR Bernard Berrian was teammates with Jaguars DT Jimmy Kennedy in Chicago in 2007.
- Vikings G Steve Hutchinson and Jaguars C/G Dennis Norman were teammates in Seattle.
- Vikings DT Pat Williams and CB Antoine Winfi eld played with Jaguars S Pierson Prioleau in Buffalo while Jaguars def. coord. Gregg Williams was head coach.
- Vikings S Darren Sharper, K Ryan Longwell, WR Robert Ferguson and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell were all with Green Bay while Jaguars LB coach Mark
Duffner was there.
- Vikings RB Chester Taylor played in Baltimore with Ravens T Tony Pashos and while Jaguars DB coach Donnie Henderson.
- Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe played for the New York Giants with Jaguars CB William James.
- Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu and Jaguars OL Tutan Reyes were teammates in Carolina and Tampa Bay in 2002.
- Ciurciu played for Carolina in 2002 when Del Rio was the PanthersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ defensive coordinator.
- Vikings DT Ellis Wyms and Reyes were teammates in Tampa Bay.
- Vikings WR coach George Stewart was on AtlantaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s staff while Jaguars CB Omare Lowe played there and Jaguars special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, asst.
WR coach Robert Prince and asst. DB coach Thom Kaumeryer coached there.
- Stewart and Vikings OL coach Pat Morris were on staff in San Francisco while Jaguars S Pierson Prioleau and TE/LS Joe Zelenka played for the 49ers.
- Vikings LB coach Fred Pagac was on staff in Oakland while Jaguars WR Jerry Porter played there.
- Vikings TE coach Jimmie Johnson played for Cincinnati while Jaguars LB coach Mark Duffner was on staff there.
- Vikings WR Bobby Wade and Jaguars WR Dennis Northcutt played together at Arizona.
- Vikings G Steve Hutchinson was teammates with Jaguars CB William James at Michigan from 1997-98.
- Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson and Jaguars WR Matt Jones played together at Arkansas in 2002.
- Vikings offensive/defensive assistant Ryan Silverfi eld was on staff at Central Florida while Jaguars WR Mike Walker played there.
- Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy was on staff at Colorado while Jaguars LB Brian Iwuh played there.
- Vikings special teams coordinator Paul Ferraro was on staff at Georgia Tech while Jaguars LB Daryl Smith played there.
- Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was on staff at Illinois during Jaguars T Tony PashosÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ redshirt freshman year there.
- Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was on staff at Iowa State while Reggie Hayward played there.
- Vikings TE Jeff Dugan, S Madieu Williams and LB Erin Henderson played at Maryland with Jaguars P Adam Podlesh.
- Vikings C John Sullivan played at Notre Dame with Jaguars DT Derek Landri.
- Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was teammates with Jaguars LB Clint Ingram at Oklahoma.
- Vikings DE Ray Edwards played at Purdue with Jaguars G Uche Nwaneri.
- Vikings WR Sidney Rice was teammates with Jaguars WR Troy Williamson at South Carolina.
- Vikings QB John David Booty was teammates with Jaguars RB Chauncey Washington and LB Thomas Williams at USC while Jaguars RB coach Kennedy Pola
was on staff there.
- Vikings G Anthony Herrera played at Tennessee with Jaguars DT John Henderson and DT Tony McDaniel.
- Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy was Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-DrewÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s position coach at UCLA and was on staff with Vikings quality control/RBs Ryan Ficken while
Jaguars TE Mercedes Lewis played there.
- Vikings P Chris Kluwe played with Jones-Drew and Lewis at UCLA.
- Vikings OL coach Pat Morris was on staff at USC while Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio played linebacker there.
- Vikings LB coach Fred Pagac was on staff at Ohio State while Jaguars strength and conditioning coach Mark Asanovich was a graduate assistant there.
- Vikings WR coach George Stewart was on staff at Notre Dame while Jacksonville OL coach Andy Heck played there.
- Vikings offensive asst./WR Chad OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Shea was on staff at Houston with Jaguars DB coach Donnie Henderson.
- Vikings quality control-defense/LB Jeff Imamura was a defensive assistant at Texas Christian while Jaguars DL coach Ted Monachino was on staff there.
- Vikings DB coach Joe Woods was on staff with Jaguars WR coach Todd Monken at Eastern Michigan in 1993.
- Vikings DT Kevin Williams played at Oklahoma St. and Vikings DL coaches Karl Dunbar and Brendan Daly were on staff while Jaguars WR coach Todd Monken
- Dunbar and Monken also coached on the same staff at LSU in 2005.