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Continued: Vikings history: Two backs at a time

  • Article by: CHRIS MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 8, 2007 - 2:55 PM

• The Vikings took Brown in the first round (16th overall) in 1979 to replace the injury-plagued Foreman. In 1980, the duo combined for 126 receptions and the Vikings made the playoffs.

1983

8-8, 113.0 rush yds/game

Key backs: Darrin Nelson, Ted Brown and Tony Galbreath

Nelson 642 rushing yards, 51 receptions; Brown 476 rushing yards, 41 receptions; Galbreath 474 rushing yards, 45 receptions

• The three running backs were the team's top three receivers, too — by far. Maybe that's why Grant retired.

1984

3-13, 115.3 rush yds/game

Key backs: Alfred Anderson and Ted Brown

Anderson 773 rushing yards; Brown 442 rushing yards, 46 receptions

• In coach Les Steckel's disastrous season, Anderson, a rookie from Baylor, stepped in, and Nelson got a fair amount of work as well.

1991

8-8, 137.6 rush yds/game

Key backs: Herschel Walker and Terry Allen

Walker 825 rushing yards, 33 receptions; Allen 563 rushing yards

• In coach Jerry Burns' final season, it was clear the tough rookie Allen eventually would replace Walker, who was released following the season.

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