He played on two of the Vikings four Super Bowl teams, a six time Pro Bowl linebacker (only surpassed on defense by #1 jersey on DN Alan Page who had 9 appearances). Blair amassed 1452 tackles during his playing career which ranks 2nd all time on the team. He is the team leader with 20 blocked kicks. I forgot about this the Vikings use to be pretty good at blocking kicks (and getting interceptions). The induction will take place on Oct. 25th at halftime of the Tampa Bay game. Played from 1974-85 and will be in the record books for years to come. Congratulations Matt Blair. He had a pretty darn good college career at Iowa State.
I don't know who/how picks/decides who gets into the ring. I can't argue with anyone on this list. Is there a limit on how many can make the club?
Vikings Ring of Honor
Fran Tarkenton – 1998 Best QB in Viking history The Scrambler
Alan Page – 1998 DN's #1 Jersey Favorite 2012
Jim Finks – 1998 Before my time
Bud Grant – 1998 The General
Paul Krause – 1998 Still Intercepting Passes Iowa Grad
Fred Zamberletti – 1998
Jim Marshall – 1999 A Beast
Ron Yary – 2001 Best ever at his position on this team? Could be.
Korey Stringer – 2001 Went way to early, had more to do on this planet.
Mick Tingelhoff – 2001 A man's man Vikings have had some good centers
Carl Eller – 2001 An Anchor of the Purple People Eaters
Cris Carter – 2002 All he does is catch touchdowns
Bill Brown – 2003 A solid tough player
Jerry Burns – 2005 Man paid his dues, put us at the edge of having it all.
Randall McDaniel – 2006 Great lineman
Chuck Foreman – 2007 Foreman was an electric player
John Randle – 2008 An over achiever The Dog is in the House
Scott Studwell – 2009 t#1 tackler at 1981 only player to play with Marshall and Randle
Chris Doleman – 2011 A stud at his craft Allen just broke his sack record
Matt Blair – 2012 In the discussion for best Viking linebacker all time Iowa State Grad