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 THIS DAY IN VIKING HISTORY 
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Here are the answers to the last set of questions. Thank you for reading and responding!
Jeff Siemon
Mike Mercer
Bob Schnelker
Benny Ricardo
Sean Salisbury
Gus Frerotte

September 22, 1968
Vikings 26 at Packers 13 (in Milwaukee)
Vikings lead 16-0 at halftime, trapping Bart Starr for a safety and intercepting him twice. The second pick is returned 19 yards to the Packer 9-yard line by a defensive back from Utah State (1965-1969) who played only for Minnesota. He had 15 career interceptions and helped the team reach its first Super Bowl. In that game, the Chiefs scored their last touchdown when this player missed s tackle on Otis Taylor and suffered a career-ending injury. Can you name him?

September 23, 1979
Vikings 27 Packers 21 (overtime)
Tommy Kramer hits Ahmad Rashad on a game-ending 50-yard pass play but first the Vikings need a tying 4th quarter touchdown. It is supplied by a back from Jackson State (1978-1983) who came to the Vikings from the Chargers in exchange for Ed White. With Minnesota, he led the NFL in receptions with 88 in 1978. His 292 catches for the Vikings still rank #10 on the all-time franchise list. He never missed a game in his 9-year career and, when he retired, had more catches than any other back in NFL history. Can you name him?

September 24, 1972
Vikings 34 at Lions 10
Minnesota beats Detroit for the 9th straight time, taking 5 turnovers and yielding none. The Vikings intercept a quarterback from UMass 3 times. He was known for his running ability and stands at #5 on Detroit's all-time completions list, #4 in passing yards and #3 in passing yardage. Can you name him?
A receiver from South Carolina State (1972-1975) has a 40-yard scoring catch and 4 total receptions for 109 yards. He had earlier played for the Saints and Cardinals but he broke out in Minnesota, making the Pro Bowl in each in each of his 4 seasons with the Vikings. He had 1,000 receiving yards in 1972 and led the NFL with 22 yards per catch. He was named among The 50 Greatest Vikings. Can you name him?

September 25, 1994
Vikings 38 Dolphins 35
Minnesota intercepts Dan Marino 3 times but manages to blow a 28-0 2nd quarter lead. The Vikings go back up 38-28, however, with a 4th quarter scoring run by a running back from Ohio State (1993-1996). He only had 1,200 total rushing yards for the Vikings but 300 came in consecutive games against the Chiefs and Packers in Minnesota's 1993 playoff drive. He went on to a long career as an executuve with the NFL Player's Association. Can you name him?

September 26, 2004
Vikings 27 Bears 22
Daunte Culpepper hits 19 of 30 passes for 360 yards, with 2 short scoring throws to Randy Moss and no interceptions. A running back from Oregon (2003-2004) has 6 catches for 104 yards. As a collegian, he had been kicked off the team at Tennessee and came to the draft with some baggage. He was still on the board in the 4th round and the Vikings thought they had a steal. He did have 1120 rushing yards with a 4.9 yards per carry average as a part-timer in his 2 seasons in Minnesota but, sadly, he was a 3-time substance abuse violator and it cost him his career. Can you name him?


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The last two are Scottie Graham and Wizzinator, aka Onterrio Smith.

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PurpleMustReign wrote:
The last two are Scottie Graham and Wizzinator, aka Onterrio Smith.

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No, no, no... It's Bongterrio Smith. :D


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Thaumaturgist wrote:
PurpleMustReign wrote:
The last two are Scottie Graham and Wizzinator, aka Onterrio Smith.

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No, no, no... It's Bongterrio Smith. :D
SOD, etc.

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PurpleMustReign wrote:
The last two are Scottie Graham and Wizzinator, aka Onterrio Smith.

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Scottie Graham. Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time.

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