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The Best Minnesota Vikings Of All Time

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A list of the best Minnesota Vikings of all time. Formed in 1961, the Minnesota Vikings have been one of the NFL's hard luck franchises. The team has had a lot of success, making the Super Bowl in 1969 along with 25 playoff berths since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. But despite that and three more Super Bowl appearances, the Vikings have yet to win a Super Bowl championship. That isn't due to the lack of great players. The Vikings have had a number of superstars wear the purple and gold. For years, the Purple People Eaters, the nickname for the Vikings defensive line, were one of the most intimidating in the league. The Vikings had several Hall of Famers suit up for them during their Super Bowl years like Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page and Ron Yary. These players are considered some of the best football players of all time.

The Vikings have drafted well over the years. They've drafted two of the best players ever in Randy Moss and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson. In 1990, the team successfully claimed Cris Carter off waivers. Carter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013 and is one of the best wide receivers in football history.

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  • Alan Page1
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    Alan Page

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, USA

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    #4 of 82 The Best Notre Dame Football Players of All Time#63 of 163 The Smartest Professional Athletes

  • Fran Tarkenton2
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    Fran Tarkenton

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

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    #12 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#1 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

  • Randy Moss3
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    Randy Moss

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceRand, West Virginia

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    #33 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames#435 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • John Randle4
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    John Randle

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    BirthplaceMumford, Texas

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    #286 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#4 of 83 The Greatest Defensive Tackles of All Time

  • Paul Krause5
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    Paul Krause

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, United States of America

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    #19 of 61 The Best NFL Players From Michigan#15 of 29 The Best Athletes Who Wore #22

  • Cris Carter6
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    Cris Carter

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceTroy, Ohio, USA

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    #66 of 67 The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN#10 of 58 The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

  • Randall McDaniel7
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    Randall McDaniel

    Offensive Lineman, Guard

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

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    #18 of 28 The Best NFL Players With The Most Pro Bowl Appearances#68 of 77 The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time

  • Jim Marshall8
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    Jim Marshall

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceDanville, Kentucky

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    #46 of 83 The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time#12 of 30 The Best NFL Players From Kentucky

  • Carl Eller9
    996
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    Carl Eller

    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina

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    #15 of 59 The Best NFL Players From North Carolina#202 of 213 The Best Seattle Seahawks of All Time

  • Harrison Smith10
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    Harrison Smith

    Safety

    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee

  • Adrian Peterson11
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    Adrian Peterson

    Running back

    BirthplacePalestine, Texas, United States of America

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    #1152 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#16 of 41 The 41 Hottest Men in the NFL

  • Chris Doleman12
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    Chris Doleman

    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

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    #85 of 176 The Best Atlanta Falcons of All Time#8 of 39 The Best NFL Players From Indiana

  • Bud Grant13
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    Bud Grant

    Defensive end, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceSuperior, Wisconsin

  • Jared Allen14
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    Jared Allen

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

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    #70 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#121 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

  • Chuck Foreman15
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    Chuck Foreman

    Running back

    BirthplaceFrederick, Maryland

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    #62 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#53 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Mick Tingelhoff16
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    Mick Tingelhoff

    Offensive Lineman, Center

    BirthplaceLexington, Nebraska

  • Antoine Winfield17
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    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

  • Chad Greenway18
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    Chad Greenway

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, South Dakota, United States of America

  • Matt Blair19
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    Matt Blair

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceHilo, Hawaii

  • Anthony Carter20
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    Anthony Carter

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceRiviera Beach, Florida

  • Ahmad Rashād21
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    Ahmad Rashād

    Running back, Wide receiver

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

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    #134 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#1053 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • Joey Browner22
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    Joey Browner

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceWarren, Ohio

  • Ron Yary23
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    Ron Yary

    Tackle

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

  • Gary Zimmerman24
    508
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    BirthplaceFullerton, California

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    #30 of 98 The Best Oregon Ducks of All Time#10 of 106 The Best Denver Broncos of All Time

  • Scott Studwell25
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    Scott Studwell

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana