VIKINGS-PANTHERS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins played for the Panthers in 2002-03 and played in Super Bowl XXXVIII for Carolina…
Vikings’ special teams coordinator Paul Ferraro was on Carolina’s staff in 2005 as the Panthers advanced to the NFC Championship…
Panthers’ QB Chris Weinke is from St. Paul and led Cretin-Derham Hall to a state championship as a junior in 1988…
Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson is from Black Mountain, NC…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal and C Jason Whittle played for the N.Y. Giants with Panthers’ S Shaun Williams and when Panthers’ head coach John Fox was the
Giants’ defensive coordinator…
Panthers’ WR Keyshawn Johnson played in Tampa Bay with Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson and S Dwight Smith and when defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin and DB Joe Woods were on the Bucs’ staff…
Vikings’ DE Kenechi Udeze was a teammate of Panthers’ WR Keary Colbert at USC…
Vikings’ LB E.J. Henderson played at Maryland with Panthers’ DT Kris Jenkins…
Vikings’ G Steve Hutchinson played in Seattle with Panthers’ CB Ken Lucas and when Panthers’ LB coach Ken Flajole was on the staff there…
Panthers’ DE Al Wallace was with the Eagles in 1999 during Vikings’ head coach
Brad Childress’ first year on Philadelphia’s staff…
Vikings’ P Chris Kluwe and Panthers’ RB DeShaun Foster and TE Mike Seidman were teammates at UCLA…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie played with Panthers’ LB Dan Morgan and DT Damione Lewis at the University of Miami…
Vikings’ DE Darrion Scott played at Ohio State with Panthers’ WR Drew Carter and CB Chris Gamble…
Carter’s brother, Grant, played at the University of Minnesota…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield played at Ohio State with Panthers’ LB Na’il Diggs and FB Nick Goings…
Vikings’ WR Troy Williamson was a teammate of Panthers’ T Travelle Wharton at South Carolina…
Vikings’ S Darren Sharper and K Ryan Longwell played for the Packers with Panthers’ G Mike Wahle and LB Na’il Diggs and when Panthers’ defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac and LB coach Ken Flajole coached on Green Bay’s staff…
Vikings’ offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was on the Packers’ staff when Wahle and Diggs played in Green Bay…
Vikings’ CB Ronyell Whitaker and QB coach Kevin Rogers were at Virginia Tech with Panthers’ LB James Anderson, LB Jeff King, and C Will Montgomery…
Whitaker was also a teammate of Panthers’ S Kevin McCadam with the Hokies…
Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson played in Chicago with Panthers’ LB Chris Draft…
Vikings’ RB Ciatrick Fason and Panthers’ TE Michael Gaines were teammates at Florida…
Vikings’ FB Tony Richardson, LB coach Fred Pagac, and offensive assistant Chad O’Shea were in Kansas City with Panthers’ P Jason Baker…
Baker also played for the 49ers when Vikings’ offensive line coach Pat Morris
was on the staff there…
Vikings’ WRs Travis Taylor and Marcus Robinson and RB Chester Taylor played
in Baltimore with Panthers’ DT Maake Kemoeatu…
Vikings’ G Artis Hicks and Panthers’ DT Tony Brown and CB Reggie Howard played together at Memphis…
Panthers’ LB Vinny Ciurciu played in Tampa Bay with Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson and S Dwight Smith and when defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin and DB coach Joe Woods were on the Bucs’ staff…
Vikings’ S Greg Blue played in the defensive backfield with Panthers’ LB Thomas Davis at Georgia…
Vikings’ DT Pat Williams was with Buffalo in 1997 when Panthers’ offensive coordinator Dan Henning was on the Bills’ staff…
Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson and CB Fred Smoot played for the Redskins during Panthers’ defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac’s time on the staff there…
Vikings’ special teams coordinator Paul Ferraro and Panthers’ special teams coach Danny Crossman coached on the staff together at Georgia Tech…
Panthers’ special teams asst./asst. strength and conditioning coach Tony Levine played WR at the University of Minnesota from 1991-95…
Vikings’ TE Richard Owens played at Louisville with Panthers’ RB Eric Shelton and when Panthers’ secondary/safeties coach Mike Gillhamer coached on the Cardinals’ staff…
Vikings’ defensive line coach Karl Dunbar coached at LSU with Panthers’ defensive line coach Sal Sunseri…
Vikings’ WR coach Darrell Wyatt coached at Kansas when Panthers’ C Justin Hartwig played there…
Panthers’ pro scout Trent Kirchner played quarterback at St. John’s (MN) University.