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Giants vs. Vikings: Making the Connection

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  • DE Justin TrattouPrior to joining the Vikings, Trattou was a member of the Giants from 2011-13. He played in 11 games with the Giants and recorded one tackle and four special teams tackles.
  • Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer
    Served as assistant special teams coach for the Giants from 2003-05. In 2003, Priefer helped the Giants tie for second in the NFL with four blocked kicks (two punts, one field goal, one PAT) during that campaign.

VIKINGS NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY-AREA CONNECTIONS

  • DE George Johnson
    Attended Rutgers University, where he started 35 career games and played in 51. As a senior, Johnson recorded 6.5 sacks.
  • DE Justin Trattou
    Born in Maywood, N.J., and attended Don Bosco Prep High School.
  • LB Gerald Hodges
    Attended Paulsboro (N.J.) High, where he was twice named All-South Jersey and All-Conference.
  • Quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson
    Served as the running backs coach for Rutgers from 1986-88.
  • Running backs coach James Saxon
    Before making the leap to the NFL, Saxon was the running backs coach for Rutgers (1997-98).
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach Martin Streight
    Born in Trenton, N.J., where he attended McCorristin Catholic High.
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