VIKINGS-SEAHAWKS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ head coach Mike Tice played tight end for the Seahawks for 10 seasons (1981-88, 1990-91)…
Tice and Seahawks’ QB coach Jim Zorn were teammates in Seattle…
Zorn was the QB coach at the University of Minnesota from 1995-96…
Tice played for Chuck Knox in Seattle, whose son, Chuck Knox Jr., is the Vikings’ secondary coach…
Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte played for Detroit in ’99 when Zorn tutored the Lions’ QBs…
Vikings’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman coached in Seattle for 16 seasons and was Mike Tice’s position coach there from 1983-86…
Vikings’ DT Chris Hovan played with Seahawks’ QB Matt Hasselbeck at Boston College…
Hasselbeck played for the Packers when Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett and secondary coach Chuck Knox, Jr. coached on Green Bay’s staff in 1999…
Vikings’ C Matt Birk was a teammate of Seahawks’ LB Isaiah Kacyvenski at Harvard…
Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson and Seahawks’ WR Bobby Engram were teammates with the Bears…
Vikings’ RB Onterrio Smith was a teammate of Seahawks’ RB Maurice Morris at Oregon…
Vikings’ K Morten Andersen and assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross were teammates of Seahawks’ C Robbie Tobeck with the Falcons…
Vikings’ LB Mike Nattiel was a teammate of Seahawks’ WR Darrell Jackson and S Marquand Manuel at Florida…
Vikings’ LB Chris Claiborne and DE Kenechi Udeze played with Seahawks’ CB Kris Richard at USC…
Vikings’ LB Raonall Smith played at Washington State with Seahawks’ CB Marcus Trufant…
Vikings’ CB Brian Williams was a teammate of Seahawks’ WR Koren Robinson at N.C. State…
Williams and Vikings’ TE Sean Berton also played with Seahawks’ G Sean Locklear with the Wolfpack…
Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett and secondary coach Chuck Knox Jr. served on Seahawks’ defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes’ staff in Green Bay 1999…
Rhodes ran the Broncos’ defense in 2001 when Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte played for Denver…
Knox also coached on Rhodes’ staff in Philadelphia and Knox and Baggett coached with Seahawks’ WR coach Nolan Cromwell in Green Bay…
Vikings’ offensive line coach Steve Loney coached at Iowa State when Seahawks’ QB Seneca Wallace played for the Cyclones…
Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and offensive asst./quality control Randy Hanson coached with Seahawks’ strength and conditioning assistant Bill Gillespie at Washington…
Seahawks’ TE coach Jim Lind played college football at Bethel College and Bemidji State and coached at St. Cloud State, St. John’s, and the
University of Minnesota-Morris…
Vikings’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman was on the Buccaneers’ staff in
1995 when Seahawks’ QB Trent Dilfer played for Tampa Bay…
Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins played at Georgia with Seahawks’ DE Antonio Cochran…
Wiggins and Vikings’ CB Terrance Shaw were teammates of Seahawks’ DE Brandon Mitchell in New England…
Wiggins was also a teammate of Seahawks’ T Chris Terry at Georgia and with the Carolina Panthers…
Vikings’ G Anthony Herrera and Seahawks’ DT Rashad Moore were teammates at Tennessee…
Seahawks’ S Damien Robinson played for New York when Vikings’ coach Ted Cottrell ran the Jets’ defense…
Vikings’ assistant LB coach Pete Bercich played at Notre Dame with Seahawks’ CB Bobby Taylor…
Vikings’ LS Cullen Loeffler and Seahawks’ DT Marcus Tubbs were
teammates at Texas…
Vikings’ CB Ralph Brown played at Nebraska with Seahawks’ DE Grant Wistrom and K Josh Brown…
Vikings’ LB Dontarrious Thomas and DT Spencer Johnson were teammates of Seahawks’ FB Heath Evans at Auburn.