Mike Tomlin Headlines List Of Former Vikings To Win Championship With Steelers

Zeke Fuhrman@@mellamoelzekeAnalyst IIIFebruary 3, 2009

This isn't a new topic for Vikings fans.

The Minnesota Vikings, who have never won a Super Bowl, are used to seeing their former players attracted to teams with talent to win their rings.

This year is no exception, with four former Vikings on the Steelers roster.

The Vikings drafted RB/PR Mewelde Moore with the 23rd pick of the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Tulane University. He ran for 1,285 yards and one touchdown, and 768 punt returns with two touchdowns in his four seasons with the Vikings.

Since the Vikings had RBs Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor on the roster, Moore's services were no longer needed, and he signed with Pittsburgh before the 2008 season. It is his first year in Pittsburgh.

Head Coach Mike Tomlin was the Vikings' defensive coordinator in 2006. During his season in Minnesota, he helped the Vikings become the most feared run defense, and was ranked No. 8 overall. He left the Vikings to replace Bill Cowher as the Steelers head coach for the 2007 season. It is his second season in Pittsburgh.

P Mitch Berger was a Pro Bowler for the Vikings in 1999. During his six seasons in Minnesota, he amassed 16795 punt yards on 386 punts, with a long of 75 yards. He averaged 43.5 yards per punt. After leaving the Vikings after the 2001 season, he spend some time in St. Louis, New Orleans, and Arizona before landing in Pittsburgh in 2008. It is his first season in Pittsburgh.

DB Tyrone Carter was a standout at the University of Minnesota, where he won the Jim Thorpe award, which goes to the nation's best defensive back. He was selected by the Vikings in the 2000 draft with the 24th pick in the fourth round.

He recorded 122 tackles and one sack while with the Vikings. He was released by the Vikings after the 2002 season. He played one season with the New York Jets, before signing with the Steelers in 2004. This is his fifth season in Pittsburgh, and was with the team when they won the title in 2006.

TE Matt Spaeth never played for the Vikings, but I'm sure he often dreamed of it. He was born in St. Michael, MN, and attend the University of Minnesota. He won the John Mackey award in 2006, which goes to nation's best tight end.

He was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. During his two season in Pittsburgh, Spaeth has 23 receptions for 170 yards and three touchdowns.