Vikings/Packers Local Connections
- Vikings head coach Brad Childress coached at the University of Wisconsin as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks, and running backs
coach from 1991-98. During his tenure the Badgers played in fi ve bowl games, highlighted by Rose Bowl wins over UCLA in 1994 and 1998.
- Vikings QB Brooks Bollinger posted a 30-12 record as a starter at Wisconsin and helped the Badgers defeat Stanford in the 2000 Rose Bowl
as a redshirt freshman.
- Vikings DE Erasmus James earned All-America honors and was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year at Wisconsin in 2004.
- Vikings asst. offensive line coach Jim Hueber and asst. special teams coach Brian Murphy coached on the staff at the University of Wisconsin.
- Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell played QB at the University of Wisconsin, where he helped guide the team to a Rose Bowl victory
over UCLA in 1994.
- Packers strength and conditioning coordinator Rock Gullickson is a native of Moorhead, MN.
- Packers college scout Brian Gutekunst attended Robbinsdale Armstrong High in Plymouth, MN. His father, John, was the head coach at the
University of Minnesota from 1985-92.