1978 Minnesota Vikings Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-7-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Bud Grant (8-7-1)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1978 Minnesota Vikings Statistics
1978 Minnesota Vikings Results

The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 8 wins and 7 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Vikings chalked up 294 points, but the defensive squad yielded 306. Fran Tarkenton led the charge, passing for 3,468 yards. Rickey Young paced all receivers, snagging 88 passes, while Ahmad Rashad accumulated 769 receiving yards. Sammy White contributed to the receiving game, too.

Chuck Foreman carried the ball for a team-best 749 yards for Minnesota.

Bobby Bryant picked off 7 opponent throws.

Bud Grant coached the team. The 1978 Minnesota Vikings lost in the Division Playoff.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
25Nate AllenDBMay 13, 19485'10"170Texas SouthernGeorgetown, SC USA160
59Matt BlairLLBSeptember 20, 19506'5"232Iowa St.Hilo, HI USA1616
20Bobby BryantRCBJanuary 24, 19446'1"170South CarolinaMacon, GA USA1616
8Greg ColemanPSeptember 9, 19546'0"185Florida A&MJacksonville, FL USA90
84Steve CraigTEMarch 13, 19516'3"231NorthwesternAkron, OH USA160
7Rick DanmeierKApril 8, 19526'0"194Sioux FallsSt. Paul, MN USA160
81Carl EllerLDEFebruary 25, 19426'6"247MinnesotaWinston-Salem, NC USA147
44Chuck ForemanFBOctober 26, 19506'2"210Miami (FL)Frederick, MD USA1414
68Charles GoodrumLGJanuary 11, 19506'3"256Florida A&MMiami, FL USA1616
61Wes HamiltonRGApril 24, 19536'3"261TulsaTexas City, TX USA1615
45Tom HannonFSMarch 5, 19555'11"193Michigan St.Massillon, OH USA1614
57Paul HarrisLBDecember 19, 19546'3"220AlabamaMobile, AL USA10
58Wally HilgenbergLBSeptember 19, 19426'3"229IowaMarshalltown, IA USA151
75Randy HollowayDEAugust 26, 19556'5"250PittsburghSharon, PA USA160
51Jim HoughGAugust 4, 19566'2"267Utah St.Lynwood, CA USA151
48Sammy JohnsonRBSeptember 22, 19526'0"223North CarolinaBurlington, NC USA30
39Mark KellarRBJuly 17, 19526'0"225Northern IllinoisChicago, IL USA160
9Tommy KramerQBMarch 7, 19556'2"200RiceSan Antonio, TX USA40
22Paul KrauseDBFebruary 19, 19426'3"200IowaFlint, MI USA162
19Bob LeeQB-PAugust 7, 19456'2"195Arizona St.Columbus, OH USA30
76Bob LingenfelterT-GSeptember 1, 19546'7"277NebraskaNorfolk, NE USA50
70Jim MarshallRDEDecember 30, 19376'4"248Ohio St.Danville, KY USA1616
33Brent McClanahanRBSeptember 21, 19515'10"202Arizona St.Bakersfield, CA USA130
54Fred McNeillRLBMay 6, 19526'2"229UCLADurham, NC USA1615
87Kevin MillerKRMarch 21, 19555'10"180LouisvilleWeirton, WV USA160
35Robert MillerRBJanuary 9, 19535'11"204KansasHouston, TX USA152
77Mark MullaneyLDEApril 30, 19536'6"242Colorado St.Denver, CO USA159
74Frank MyersLTJanuary 4, 19566'5"255Texas A&MSan Bernardino, CA USA1211
88Alan PageRDTAugust 7, 19456'4"245Notre DameCanton, OH USA66
28Ahmad RashadWRNovember 19, 19496'2"205OregonPortland, OR USA1616
78Steve RileyLTNovember 23, 19526'5"258USCChula Vista, CA USA55
50Jeff SiemonMLBJune 2, 19506'2"235StanfordRochester, MN USA1616
79Lyman SmithDTSeptember 24, 19566'5"250DukePortland, OR USA110
55Scott StudwellLBAugust 27, 19546'2"228IllinoisEvansville, IN USA130
69Doug SutherlandLDTAugust 1, 19486'3"250Wisc-SuperiorSuperior, WI USA1616
67Dennis SwilleyC-G-TJune 28, 19556'3"253Texas A&MBossier City, LA USA140
10Fran TarkentonQBFebruary 3, 19406'0"190GeorgiaRichmond, VA USA1616
53Mick TingelhoffCMay 22, 19406'2"237NebraskaLexington, NE USA1616
38Bob TuckerTEJune 8, 19456'3"230BloomsburgHazleton, PA USA1616
27John TurnerDBFebruary 22, 19566'0"197Miami (FL)Miami, FL USA140
83Stu VoigtTEAugust 12, 19486'1"223WisconsinMadison, WI USA150
80Harry WashingtonWRJuly 30, 19566'0"180Colorado St.Tacoma, WA USA100
72James WhiteRDTOctober 26, 19536'3"265Oklahoma St.Hot Springs, AR USA1610
85Sammy WhiteWRMarch 16, 19545'11"190Grambling St.Winnsboro, LA USA1616
29Phil WiseSSApril 25, 19496'0"190South DakotaOmaha, NE USA1616
5Mike WoodKSeptember 3, 19545'11"199SE Missouri St.Kirkwood, MO USA70
43Nate WrightLCBDecember 21, 19465'11"180San Diego St.Madison, FL USA1616
73Ron YaryRTAugust 16, 19466'5"255USCChicago, IL USA1616
34Rickey YoungRBDecember 7, 19536'2"196Jackson St.Mobile, AL USA1616


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