VIKINGS-RAMS CONNECTIONS – Rams’ head coach Mike Martz and Vikings’ secondary coach Chuck Knox Jr. served on the Rams’ coaching staff together from 1993-94. Chuck Knox, Sr. was head coach of the
Rams from 1973-77 and again from 1992-94…
During Knox’s playing days at the University of Arizona, Rams’
associate head coach/offensive line coach John Matsko and special teams coach Bobby April served on the
Wildcats’ staff…
Martz also coached at the University of Minnesota in 1982...
Martz was the offensive coordinator at Arizona State when Vikings’ G David Dixon played for the Sun Devils and was the quarterbacks
coach for the Redskins when Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte played in Washington…
Rams’ assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Lovie Smith and TE coach Frank Falks also coached at Arizona State during Dixon’s time there…
Vikings’ CB Ken Irvin and Rams’ WR Isaac Bruce were teammates at
Memphis…
Vikings’ TE Sean Berton played at West Virginia with Rams’ QB Marc Bulger…
Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan coached at the University of Washington when Rams’ TE Cameron Cleeland and
WR Dane Looker played for the Huskies…
Cleeland and Rams’ T Kyle Turley played with Vikings’ CB Ken
Irvin in New Orleans last season…
Vikings’ S Corey Chavous was a teammate of Rams’ LB Jamie Duncan at
Vanderbilt…
Rams’ secondary coach Perry Fewell coached the secondary at Vanderbilt during Chavous’ time with the Commodores…
Chavous also played with Rams’ S Aeneas Williams with the Cardinals…Vikings’ TE Hunter Goodwin and Rams’ S Rich Coady played at Texas A&M together…
Vikings’ CB Ken Irvin played in Buffalo with Rams’ DT Bryce Fisher…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal and Rams’ FB Joey Goodspeed were
teammates at Notre Dame…
Rosenthal also played with Rams’ S Jason Sehorn in New York…
Vikings’ CB Brian Williams played at N.C. State with Rams’ WR Torry Holt…
Vikings’ DT Billy Lyon played in Green Bay with Rams’ P Sean Landeta and G Adam Timmerman…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie played at the University of Miami with Rams’ DT Damione Lewis…
Vikings’ T Everett Lindsay played on the line with Rams’ C Dave
Wohlabaugh in Cleveland in 2000…
Vikings’ offensive line coach Steve Loney was the assistant offensive
line coach for the Arizona Cardinals in 1993 when Rams’ associate head coach/offensive line coach John Matsko coached the Cardinals’ line…
Vikings’ RB coach Dean Dalton and Rams’ defensive coordinator Lovie
Smith coached on the Wisconsin staff together in 1987…
Rams’ offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Steve Fairchild was on the Bills’ staff in 2001 when Vikings’ CB Ken Irvin played for Buffalo…
Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte played with Rams’ WR coach Henry Ellard with the Washington Redskins and the pair connected for 9 touchdowns…
Rams’ offensive line coach Jim Hanifan coached on the Redskins’ staff during Frerotte’s time there…
Frerotte and Vikings’ LB Chris Claiborne played for the Lions when Rams’ TE coach Frank Falks served on Detroit’s staff…
Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross played for the Atlanta
Falcons in 1994-95 when Rams’ defensive line coach Bill Kollar coached on Atlanta’s staff…
Rams’ pro personnel administrator Jack Faulkner was on the Vikings coaching staff in 1965…
Rams’ special assistant/quality control coach Matt Sheldon played for the Golden Gophers.