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The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 26, 2019 1.2k votes 131 voters 2.5k views40 items

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The Minnesota Vikings have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Minnesota tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in offensive schemes, one can only imagine what this list with look like in years down the road. No matter what happens with the evolution of this position, these Vikings tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great Minnesota Vikings players such as Steve Jordan, Kyle Rudolph, and Visanthe Shiancoe, who could count among the best NFL players ever, have gone down as some of the best tight ends in Vikings franchise history.

So who’s the greatest tight end in Minnesota Vikings history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy in the city of Minnesota? Vote below for who you think is the best Minnesota Vikings tight end of all time, then head over and check out the top Minnesota Vikings players ever.

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  • 1
    Steve Jordan

    1982-1994

    Vikings stats: 176 games played, 498 receptions, 6,307 yards, 28 TDs

  • 2
    Kyle Rudolph
    91
    17

    Kyle Rudolph

    2011-2018

    Vikings stats: 112 games played, 386 receptions, 3,787 yards, 41 TDs

  • 3
    Jim Kleinsasser

    1999-2011

    Vikings stats: 181 games played, 192 receptions, 1,688 yards, 6 TDs

  • 4
    Visanthe Shiancoe

    2007-2011

    Vikings stats: 80 games played, 208 receptions, 2,424 yards, 24 TDs

  • 5
    Joe Senser
    51
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    Joe Senser

    1980-1984

    Vikings stats: 49 games played, 165 receptions, 1,822 yards, 16 TDs

  • 6
    Stu Voigt

    1970-1980

    Vikings stats: 131 games played, 177 receptions, 1,919 yards, 17 TDs

  • 7
    John Beasley
    29
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    John Beasley

    1967-1973

    Vikings stats: 75 games played, 115 receptions, 1,242 yards, 12 TDs

  • 8
    Jermaine Wiggins

    2004-2006

    Vikings stats: 46 games played, 186 receptions, 1,659 yards, 6 TDs

  • 9
    Mike Mularkey

    1983-1988

    Vikings stats: 75 games played, 42 receptions, 464 yards, 5 TDs

  • 10
    Andrew Jordan
    19
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    Andrew Jordan

    1994-1997, 1999-2001

    Vikings stats: 87 games played, 97 receptions, 763 yards, 4 TDs

  • 11
    Andrew Glover

    1997-1999

    Vikings stats: 45 games played, 95 receptions, 1,227 yards, 9 TDs

  • 12
    Mike Tice

    1992-1993, 1995

    Vikings stats: 31 games played, 14 receptions, 126 yards, 2 TDs

  • 13
    Bob Tucker

    1977-1980

    Vikings stats: 56 games played, 95 receptions, 1,045 yards, 5 TDs

  • 14
    Byron Chamberlain
    17
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    Byron Chamberlain

    2001-2002

    Vikings stats: 29 games played, 91 receptions, 1,055 yards, 3 TDs

  • 15
    Dave Casper

    1983

    Vikings stats: 10 games played, 13 receptions, 172 yards, 0 TDs

  • 16
    Gordie Smith
    14
    14

    Gordie Smith

    1961-1965

    Vikings stats: 54 games played, 57 receptions, 1,277 yards, 13 TDs

  • 17
    Steve Craig
    8
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    Steve Craig

    1974-1978

    Vikings stats: 72 games played, 18 receptions, 172 yards, 1 TD

  • 18
    Adrian Cooper
    15
    17

    Adrian Cooper

    1994-1995

    Vikings stats: 25 games played, 50 receptions, 570 yards, 0 TDs

  • 19
    Jeff Dugan

    2004-2010

    Vikings stats: 79 games played, 27 receptions, 191 yards, 3 TDs

  • 20
    Hal Bedsole
    11
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    Hal Bedsole

    1964-1966

    Vikings stats: 24 games played, 26 receptions, 418 yards, 8 TDs

  • 21
    Brent Novoselsky
    5
    8

    Brent Novoselsky

    1989-1994

    Vikings stats: 90 games played, 14 receptions, 108 yards, 2 TDs

  • 22
    Hunter Goodwin
    5
    8

    Hunter Goodwin

    1996-1998, 2002-2003

    Vikings stats: 72 games played, 19 receptions, 147 yards, 1 TD

  • 23
    Greg DeLong
    8
    12

    Greg DeLong

    1995-1998

    Vikings stats: 49 games played, 30 receptions, 205 yards, 0 TDs

  • 24
    Bob Bruer
    7
    11

    Bob Bruer

    1980-1983

    Vikings stats: 51 games played, 46 receptions, 455 yards, 7 TDs

  • 25
    Preston Carpenter
    7
    12

    Preston Carpenter

    1966

    Vikings stats: 12 games played, 27 receptions, 487 yards, 4 TDs