Unheralded running backs who stuck around with the Vikings:

Leroy Hoard (1996-99): "If you need 1 yard, I'll get you 3. If you need 5 yards, I'll get you 3.''— Hoard.

Jim Lindsey (1966-72): "Politically, Lindsey is to the right of Genghis Khan.'' — Fran Tarkenton.

Allen Rice (1984-90): "We've had that since camp and finally used it.'' — Anthony Carter, on 10-yard TD halfback pass from Rice in the playoff rout of the Saints.