Vikings to celebrate All-MOA Field team

Dennis Green (Getty)

The Vikings will celebrate the All-Mall of America Field team this Sunday at halftime.

With two games remaining for the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome, they named their All-Mall of America Field team, which will be honored at halftime of Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The offense, to no one's surprise, was heavy with players who were part of the 1998 season.

That lists includes head coach Dennis Green, as well as QB Daunte Culpepper, RB Robert Smith (Adrian Peterson was also part of the 12-member offense), Cris Carter, Randy Moss, Randall McDaniel and Matt Birk.

Only three members of that 1998 defense were part of the team: DT John Randle, LB Ed McDaniel and S Robert Griffith.

Peterson headlined the list of current players on the team and was the only current offensive player on the team. DE Jared Allen, DT Kevin Williams and LB Chad Greenway also made the team.

Voted on by fans over the past month and recognized as the greatest Vikings to play in the stadium, the team consists of 27 current and former players broken into 12 offensive players, 11 defensive players and four special teamers, as well as the head coach. The team will be honored during halftime of this Sunday's Eagles-Vikings game.

OFFENSE
PLAYER			POS.	YEARS
Daunte Culpepper	QB	1999-05
Adrian Peterson		RB	2007-13
Robert Smith		RB	1993-00
Anthony Carter		WR	1985-93
Cris Carter		WR	1990-01
Randy Moss		WR	1998-04,'10
Steve Jordan		TE	1982-94
Tim Irwin		T	1981-93
Gary Zimmerman		T	1986-92
Steve Hutchinson	G	2006-11
Randall McDaniel	G	1988-99
Matt Birk		C	1998-08
 
DEFENSE
PLAYER			POS	YEARS
Jared Allen		DE	2008-13
Chris Doleman		DE	1985-93,'99
John Randle		DT	1990-00
Kevin Williams		DT	2003-13
Chad Greenway		LB	2006-13
Ed McDaniel		LB	1992-01
Scott Studwell		LB	1977-90
Carl Lee		CB	1983-93
Antoine Winfield	CB	2004-12
Robert Griffith		S	1994-01
Joey Browner		S	1983-91
 
SPECIAL TEAMS
PLAYER			POS.	YEARS
Percy Harvin		RS	2009-12
Chris Kluwe		P	2005-12
Ryan Longwell		K	2006-11
Chris Walsh		ST	1994-02
 
HEAD COACH
Dennis Green			1992-01
 

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