VIKINGS-RAIDERS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ LB Henri Crockett’s brother Zack plays fullback for the Raiders. Florida State…
Vikings’ LB Greg Biekert was drafted by the Raiders in 1993 and played nine seasons with the team (1993-01)…
Vikings’ DE Lance Johnstone was a 2nd round pick by the Raiders in ’96 and spent five seasons in Oakland (1996-00)…
Raiders’ QB Rich Gannon played six seasons for the Vikings (1987-92) and was a teammate of Vikings’ head coach Mike Tice in ’92…
Gannon’s father-in-law is former Vikings’ RB Bill Brown…
Raiders’ offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, a Minneapolis native, was on the Vikings’ coaching staff for four seasons (1985-86, 90-91), played QB at the University of Minnesota, and went to training camp with the Vikings two years as a free agent DB…
Raiders’ head coach Bill Callahan was on the Philadelphia Eagles’ staff with Vikings’ secondary coach Chuck Knox Jr…
Vikings’ assistant LB coach Pete Bercich and Raiders’ QB Rick Mirer were teammates at Notre Dame…
Mirer was also a teammate of Vikings’ DL Billy Lyon in Green Bay…Vikings’ DT Cedric Killings played with Raiders’ WR Jerry Rice in San Francisco…
Vikings’ defensive coordinator George O’Leary and LB coach Brian Baker coached with Raiders’ defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan and special teams coach Bob Casullo at Georgia Tech…
O’Leary and Casullo also coached at Syracuse together…
Vikings’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman ran the Raiders’ special teams from 1996-97…
Raiders’ T Brad Badger spent two seasons with the Vikings (2000-01)…
Raiders’ TE O.J. Santiago was with the Vikings during training camp in 2002 and was a teammate of LB Henri Crockett in Atlanta…
Vikings’ DE Kenny Mixon and TE Hunter Goodwin played with Raiders’ DE Trace Armstrong in Miami…
Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte played with Raiders’ DT Dana Stubblefield and DT Sean Gilbert with the Redskins…
Vikings’ LS Brody Liddiard was a teammate of Raiders’ DE Tyler Brayton at Colorado…
Vikings’ RB Onterrio Smith and Raiders’ QB Tee Martin were teammates at Tennessee…
Raiders’ TE Jeremy Brigham and QB Marques Tuiasosopo played at the University of Washington when Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was on the Huskies’ staff…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie was a teammate of Raiders’ CB Phillip Buchanon at the University of Miami…
Vikings’ secondary coach Chuck Knox Jr. coached in Philadelphia when Raiders’ RB Charlie Garner played for the Eagles…
Vikings’ S Brian Russell at San Diego St. with Raiders’ DE Akbar Gbaja-Biamila…
Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross played with Raiders’ DT John Parrella and CB Terrance Shaw in San Diego…
Vikings’ WR D’Wayne Bates played at Northwestern with Raiders’ LB Napoleon Harris…
Vikings’ DE Chuck Wiley was a teammate of Raiders’ FB Chris Hetherington and DT Sean Gilbert in Carolina…
Vikings’ offensive line coach Steve Loney and Raiders’ TE coach Jay Norvell coached together at Iowa State….
Vikings’ assistant coach/special projects Willie Shaw was the Raiders’ defensive coordinator from 1998-99.