ADRIAN PETERSON Became the first player in NFL history to rush for 100 yards and have a 60-yard TD reception in his NFL debut.
HUGH McELHENNY Hall of Famer who made his mark with the San Francisco 49ers was the Vikings’ leading rusher during the team’s inaugural season of 1961.
BILL BROWN Brown starred for the Vikings from the mid-60s through the early '70s. He was inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2004.
DAVE OSBORN Osborn played 11 seasons for the Vikings from 1965-1975.
TED BROWN Brown led the Vikings in rushing three straight seasons, 1980-82.
DARRIN NELSON Nelson was the team's leading ground gainer from 1985-88.
ROBERT SMITH The franchise's all-time leading rusher accumulated 6,818 yards during his career with Minnesota from 1993-2000.
HERSCHEL WALKER Walker led the team in rushing three consecutive seasons from 1989-1991 after being acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Dallas Cowboys.
CHUCK FOREMAN Minnesota's featured rusher of the 1970s led the team in rushing for six straight seasons and remains the only Vikings runner ever to rush for 200 yards in a game.
The Vikings have had some impressive runners in their backfield over the years.