6 Football Players who Played for Ravens and Vikings

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Ravens and Vikings.

Za’Darius Smith

Za’Darius Smith was drafted in the 4th round, 122nd overall, by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2015 NFL Draft. The outside linebacker from the University of Kentucky has made a name for himself as an elite pass rusher.

After four seasons with the Ravens, Smith signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2019, where his career truly took off. During his first season with the Packers, he recorded 13.5 sacks, earning a Pro Bowl selection.

He signed as a free agent with the Vikings in 2022 and Smith has continued his dominant play. To date, he has accumulated more than 54 career sacks and 9 forced fumbles.

*Smith was the most popular player for this square in a previous grid (Grid 32)

Smith Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Packers, Vikings)

Randall Cunningham

Randall Cunningham was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2nd round of the 1985 NFL Draft, out of UNLV. With the Eagles, he was known for his elusive running ability and was a frequent contender for Pro Bowl selections.

In 1998, he had a career resurgence with the Minnesota Vikings, leading a high-powered offense that set the record at the time for most points scored in a season. That year, Cunningham was named First Team All-Pro and won the Bert Bell Award for the Player of the Year.

He retired after the 2001 season, after a season each at the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens. Cunningham was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

Cunningham Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Vikings)
  • Pro Bowl (Eagles, Vikings)
  • 3000+ Yard Passing Season (Eagles, Vikings)

Latavius Murray

Latavius Murray, a running back who kicked off his career with the Oakland Raiders in 2013, served as the team’s lead back from 2014 to 2016, even earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2015 when he rushed for 1066 yards and six touchdowns.

He joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2017, where he proved to be a reliable and efficient rusher, racking up 842 yards and eight touchdowns in his best season with the team (2018).

Since 2019, Murray has bounced around with multiple teams but is always a solid contributor no matter whose backfield he’s in.

Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. During his time with the Steelers, Wallace quickly established himself as one of the league’s premier deep threats, earning a Pro Bowl selection in 2011.

In 2013, Wallace signed with the Miami Dolphins, where he continued to contribute as a top receiver. He later played for the Vikings, Ravens, and Eagles, showcasing his speed and route-running abilities across multiple offenses.

Throughout his career, Wallace recorded over 8,000 receiving yards and 57 touchdown receptions. His ability to stretch the field and create game-changing plays made him a valuable asset to his teams and a constant threat to opposing defenses.

Wallace Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Steelers)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Steelers, Ravens)

Yannick Ngakoue

Yannick Ngakoue is a defensive end known for his pass-rushing skills. He was drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ngakoue had an impactful rookie season, recording eight sacks and establishing himself as a promising talent in the league.

After a strong stint with the Jaguars, where he earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2017 and recorded 37.5 sacks, Ngakoue was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in 2020. His stay in Minnesota was short-lived, and he was subsequently traded to the Baltimore Ravens during the 2020 season.

Ngakoue then signed with the Las Vegas Raiders for the 2021 season and the Colts in 2022. Over his career thus far, Ngakoue has been a disruptive force on the defensive line, amassing 65 sacks and 21 forced fumbles.

Ngakoue Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Jaguars)

Leroy Hoard

Leroy Hoard was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Hoard played in the NFL for ten seasons with the Browns, Ravens, and Vikings. His career highlights include earning a Pro Bowl selection in 1994 while with the Browns, where he rushed for 890 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Known for his hard-nosed running style, Hoard became a valuable short-yardage specialist and a reliable blocker. He amassed a total of 3,964 rushing yards, 36 rushing touchdowns, and 2,430 receiving yards with 15 receiving touchdowns over his career.

One of his most famous quotes, “If you need one yard, I’ll get you three. If you need five yards, I’ll get you three,” perfectly sums up his playing style. His willingness to grind out tough yards made him a respected figure among teammates and opponents alike.

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