Welcome to the first in a series of slideshows that will power rank the greatest Minnesota Vikings of all time by position. Each week, a different position will be featured. The best Vikings to ever take the field at that position will be ranked from fifth to first.
How does a guy get on the list?
It's all about being a Viking. While stats will certainly be taken into account, there will be other, more subjective, criteria as well. There's a certain feel to those classic Vikings, standing on the sideline at Met Stadium in freezing conditions with steam roiling out of their face masks. Those are the quintessential Vikings to many fans.
There are certain players (Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson) who would have fit perfectly in that era. Those are true Vikings. Other players (picture Sammy White on the Metrodome turf) would have been fun in ANY era.
These lists are filled with players who simply epitomize what it means to be a Viking.
The first group will be the kickers. While it's a much easier job to be the Vikings kicker than it used to be (sorry, Fred Cox), it's still a pressure-packed position. Without a good kicker, a team can fade from playoff contention in a hurry.
Click on as we power rank the top five kickers in Minnesota Vikings history.
(All statistics courtesy of pro-football-reference.com)