1983 Minnesota Vikings Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Bud Grant (8-8)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1983 Minnesota Vikings Statistics
1983 Minnesota Vikings Results

The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Minnesota racked up 316 points, while the defense conceded 348. Steve Dils tossed for 2,840 yards. Darrin Nelson snagged 51 passes for 618 yards. Ted Brown and Tony Galbreath provided receiving help as well.

Darrin Nelson carried the ball for a team-best 642 yards for the Vikings.

The larcenous defense led the way with 48 turnovers. John Swain and John Turner each snatched 6 opponent throws. Doug Martin topped the defensive unit with 13 quarterback sacks.

Bud Grant coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
58Walker AshleyLBJuly 28, 19606'0"234Penn St.Bayonne, NJ USA150
33Rick BellRBOctober 18, 19606'0"205St. John's (MN)St. Cloud, MN USA140
21Rufus BessLCBSeptember 13, 19565'9"184South Carolina St.Hartsville, SC USA146
59Matt BlairLOLBSeptember 20, 19506'5"232Iowa St.Hilo, HI USA1616
62Brent BoydGMarch 23, 19576'3"268UCLADowney, CA USA161
23Ted BrownFBFebruary 15, 19575'10"206North Carolina St.High Point, NC USA108
86Norris BrownTEJuly 10, 19616'3"220GeorgiaLaurens, SC USA20
47Joey BrownerDBMay 15, 19606'2"221USCWarren, OH USA161
82Bob BruerTEMay 22, 19536'5"235Mankato St.Madison, WI USA1610
44Dave CasperTESeptember 26, 19516'4"240Notre DameBemidji, MN USA109
8Greg ColemanPSeptember 9, 19546'0"185Florida A&MJacksonville, FL USA160
12Steve DilsQBDecember 8, 19556'1"190StanfordSeattle, WA USA1612
73Neil ElshireRDEMarch 8, 19586'6"260OregonSalem, OR USA1610
50Dennis FowlkesLBMarch 11, 19616'2"238West VirginiaColumbus, OH USA110
32Tony GalbreathFBJanuary 29, 19546'0"228MissouriFulton, MO USA137
61Wes HamiltonRGApril 24, 19536'3"261TulsaTexas City, TX USA1515
45Tom HannonSSMarch 5, 19555'11"193Michigan St.Massillon, OH USA1616
75Randy HollowayDEAugust 26, 19556'5"250PittsburghSharon, PA USA162
51Jim HoughLGAugust 4, 19566'2"267Utah St.Lynwood, CA USA1616
56Dave HuffmanG-CApril 4, 19576'6"280Notre DameCanton, OH USA150
76Tim IrwinRTDecember 13, 19586'7"300TennesseeKnoxville, TN USA1616
65Charlie JohnsonNTFebruary 17, 19526'3"266ColoradoWest Columbia, TX USA1616
52Dennis JohnsonRILBJune 19, 19586'3"234USCFlint, MI USA1616
53Henry JohnsonLBMarch 20, 19586'1"235Georgia TechWrens, GA USA50
89Mike JonesWRApril 14, 19605'11"181Tennessee St.Chattanooga, TN USA160
83Steve JordanTEJanuary 10, 19616'3"236BrownPhoenix, AZ USA132
9Tommy KramerQBMarch 7, 19556'2"200RiceSan Antonio, TX USA33
80Terry LeCountWRJuly 9, 19565'10"178FloridaJacksonville, FL USA1110
39Carl LeeDBFebruary 6, 19615'11"185MarshallSouth Charleston, WV USA163
87Leo LewisWRSeptember 17, 19565'8"170MissouriColumbia, MO USA144
4Archie ManningQBMay 19, 19496'3"212MississippiCleveland, MS USA20
79Doug MartinLDEMay 22, 19576'3"260WashingtonFairfield, CA USA1616
84Sam McCullumWRNovember 30, 19526'2"203Montana St.McComb, MS USA115
88Mardye McDoleWRMay 1, 19595'11"198Mississippi St.Pensacola, FL USA151
54Fred McNeillROLBMay 6, 19526'2"229UCLADurham, NC USA1615
86Mike MularkeyTENovember 19, 19616'4"245FloridaMiami, FL USA33
77Mark MullaneyDEApril 30, 19536'6"242Colorado St.Denver, CO USA74
20Darrin NelsonRBJanuary 2, 19595'9"184StanfordSacramento, CA USA159
49Keith NordDBMarch 3, 19576'0"197St. Cloud St.Minneapolis, MN USA30
22Jarvis RedwineKRMay 16, 19575'10"203Oregon St.Los Angeles, CA USA161
1Benny RicardoKJanuary 4, 19545'10"175San Diego St.Asuncion, Paraguay160
78Steve RileyLTNovember 23, 19526'5"258USCChula Vista, CA USA1615
68Curtis RouseGJuly 13, 19606'3"316Tenn-ChattanoogaAugusta, GA USA161
57Robin SendleinLBDecember 1, 19586'3"225TexasLas Vegas, NV USA161
55Scott StudwellLILBAugust 27, 19546'2"228IllinoisEvansville, IN USA1616
29John SwainLCBSeptember 4, 19596'1"195Miami (FL)Miami, FL USA147
67Dennis SwilleyCJune 28, 19556'3"253Texas A&MBossier City, LA USA1616
66Terry TauschG-TFebruary 5, 19596'5"275TexasNew Braunfels, TX USA100
37Willie TealRCBDecember 20, 19575'10"195LSUTexarkana, TX USA1616
27John TurnerFSFebruary 22, 19566'0"197Miami (FL)Miami, FL USA1615
72James WhiteDT-NTOctober 26, 19536'3"265Oklahoma St.Hot Springs, AR USA160
85Sammy WhiteWRMarch 16, 19545'11"190Grambling St.Winnsboro, LA USA1110
11Wade WilsonQBFebruary 1, 19596'3"210Texas A&M-CommerceGreenville, TX USA11
91Ray YakavonisNTJanuary 20, 19576'4"250East StroudsburgWilkes-Barre, PA USA20
34Rickey YoungRBDecember 7, 19536'2"196Jackson St.Mobile, AL USA164



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