Vikings/Raiders College Connections
- Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson played for Raiders WR coach Charles Coe III when he was the head coach at Alabama State.
- Vikings G Artis Hicks played at Memphis when Coe was on the staff there.
- Vikings G Steve Hutchinson and Raiders RB Justin Fargas were teammates at Michigan.
- Vikings DT Pat Williams and Raiders P Shane Lechler were teammates for a season at Texas A&M.
- Vikings LB Chad Greenway played at Iowa with Raiders G Robert Gallery.
- Vikings DE Ray Edwards and Raiders S Stuart Schweigert were teammates at Purdue.
- Vikings LB Heath Farwell and Raiders LB Kirk Morrison were teammates at San Diego State.
- Vikings LB Ben Leber played at Kansas State with Raiders S Jarrod Cooper.
- Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze played at USC with Raiders RB Justin Fargas and when Raiders head coach Lane Kiffi n was on the Trojans staff.
- Vikings LS Cullen Loeffl er, DE Brian Robison, and CB Cedric Griffi n played at Texas with Raiders S Michael Huff.
- Vikings FB Jeff Dugan and LB E.J. Henderson were teammates of Raiders RB Lamont Jordan at Maryland.
- Vikings DT Kevin Williams was a redshirt freshman at Oklahoma State when Raiders defensive coordinator Rob Ryan ran the Cowboys
- Vikings QB coach Kevin Rogers and CB Ronyell Whitaker were at Virginia Tech when Raiders C Jake Grove played there.
- Vikings LB Vinny Ciurciu and Raiders LB Ricky Brown were teammates at Boston College.
- Vikings LB coach Fred Pagac and Raiders defensive coordinator Rob Ryan coached on the Ohio State staff together in 1988.
- Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy and coached at UCLA with Raiders offensive line coach Tom Cable, asst. defensive line coach Don Johnson,
and special teams coordinator Brian Schneider.
- Vikings K Ryan Longwell played at California with Raiders C Jeremy Newberry and when offensive line coach Tom Cable was on the staff.
- Vikings QB coach Kevin Rogers and Raiders QB coach John DeFilippo coached on the Notre Dame staff together in 2001.
- Vikings RB coach Eric Bieniemy coached at Colorado when Raiders DE Tyler Brayton played there.
- Vikings defensive line coach Karl Dunbar was on the staff at LSU in 2005 when Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell played for the Tigers.