The  Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, they usually partake in the National Football League(NFL) as a member club of the National Football Conference(NFC), the team was actually founded in 1960 as an expansion team which they started partaking in games the following year and it is said to have produced a lot of great players of which some are hall Famers



They all had great careers and have proven they are worth the hall of Famers. There are fifteen Minnesota Vikings Players who Are In The Hall Of Fame and they are listed below

CRIS CARTER

Cris Carter was a wide receiver who was popularly known in his college days for his acrobatic one-handed catches and his prowess ability to keep his feet in bounds when it counted. He got the chance to continue his on-field antics when he was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of his supplemental draft in 1987 and in 1989 he was claimed off waivers by the Vikings where he played for 16 seasons in 234 career NFL games with a most notable portion in a purple jersey



CHRIS DOLEMAN

Doleman was a defensive lineman who was selected by the Vikings with the fourth overall in the 1985 draft. He made the move to DE toward the end of his second NFL season then went on to lead the Vikings in sacks six times. He had more sacks eight times in his career and his total of 150.5 sacks ranked him as the fourth all-time in the league’s history. His ability to strip the football was legendary, as he notched 45 careers forced fumbles and recovered 24 fumbles

CARL ELLER

Carl was picked 6th overall in the NFL draft by the Vikings in 1964 from the University of Minnesota. Most of his career games were with the Vikings between 1964-1978  but h did play for the Seahawks in 1979. His team won the NFC Central title in 10 of his 11 seasons as a Viking and he started at left defensive end in all four of the Vikings Super Bowl Appearances(IV, VIII, IX, XI)

BUD GRANT

Bud Grant was the head coach for the Vikings from 1967-1983 and in 1985. He came to the Vikings after 10 years of tenure with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League. He led the Blue Bombers to 6 western conference championships and to 6 Grey Cups. Prior to his coaching, he actually played for 6 years of professional football

JIM FINKS

Finks served as the Vikings as the general manager and vice president from 1964 -1973. He had a knack for developing teams with losing records into winners and he has a record for doing this with many teams in the NFL  which he proved at Vikings with a 42-14 record posted. In 1973 he was named the NFL executive of the year. The team also appeared in Super Bowls IV and VII under his leadership. He passed away on May 8th, 1994 and was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 29th,1995

PAUL KRAUSE

Krause was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Redskins in 1964-1967, in 1964, he led the NFL in interceptions with 12 as a rookie and was named 1st Team All-Pro. He played the majority of his career for the Vikings which he intercepted passes in 6 consecutive games. His 10 interceptions in 1975 remains a club record and he still holds the NFL record for career interceptions with 81, what a great player he was

STEVE HUTCHINSON

Steve was a guard for the Vikings in the years 2006-2011 where he played in 169 career regular-season games and 3 Playoffs. Blocked for a 1,000-yard rusher in 11 of 12 seasons, only missing it in 2011.

RANDALL McDANIEL

Randall was an offensive lineman who was drafted by the Vikings out of Arizona State as the 19th overall pick in1988. He played in the NFL for 14 seasons with a streak of 202 consecutive starts during his career. Most of his career days were spent in Vikings but ended it with the Buccaneers in 2000-2001

RANDY MOSS

Moss was a wide receiver and was selected in the first round of the 1998 NFL draft with the 21st overall pick and made an immediate impact on the NFL with a rookie record 17 touchdown receptions. Moss spent seven years of his 14 NFL seasons with the Vikings. He ranks second in NFL history with 156 receiving touchdowns and third with 15,292 receiving yards

 ALAN PAGE

Page was selected in the first round of the 1967 draft out of Notre Dame by the Vikings in 1967-1978. He played in 236 straight games at defensive tackle including 4 Super Bowls and 9 Pro Bowls. He was named NFL MVP in 1971, Most Defensive Player of the year 4 times, and All NFL/NFC 9 times. His career stats include 23 opponent fumble recoveries, 28 blocked kicks, and 148.5 sacks

JOHN RANDLE

Randle’s fierce style of play and leadership were hallmarks of his 11 seasons with the Vikings from 1990 to 2000. He played 14 NFL seasons ending his career with Seattle from 2001 to 2003. He was one of the most popular Vikings during his time of play

MICK TINGELHOFF

Tingelhoff played as a center for the Vikings and was picked as a free agent in 1962 which he earned the starting center position in his rookie year and started 240 games. He retired in 1978

RON YARY

Ron played as an offensive lineman at Vikings and was the first offensive lineman ever to be selected first overall. He stayed with the Vikings from 1968 to 1981 and continued to dominate due to his size, speed and strength

FRAN TARKENTON

Fran was the quarterback for the Vikings. He was selected in the third round of the NFL draft in 1966 and named the MVP of the NFL in 1975

GARY ZIMMERMAN

Zimmerman was selected in the 1st round of the 1984 supplemental draft by the New York Giants and was later drafted by Los Angeles Express where he spent 1984 and 1985 seasons. In 1986 he came to the Vikings through trade with the New York Giants where he made an immediate impact helping the Vikings to the 1987 NFC championship game. He finished out his career as a Denver Bronco from 1993 to 1997 where he aided his team win Super Bowl XXXII

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