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Former Viking LB Blair To Be Inducted Into Ring Of Honor

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 7:21 am

Former Viking LB Blair To Be Inducted Into Ring Of Honor

Former Minnesota Vikings LB Matt Blair will be inducted as the 20th member of the Vikings Ring of Honor on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at halftime of the Vikings-Buccaneers game at Mall of America Field.

Blair played in 160 career games for the Vikings and still ranks 2nd in team history with 1,452 career tackles. He holds the Vikings record with 20 blocked kicks, notching two blocks in a single game three different times. His 23.0 sacks and 16 interceptions also rank as the most by a Vikings linebacker.

Blair was a part of Vikings playoff teams in six of his opening seven seasons with the team and played on the Vikings Super Bowl IX and XI teams. He was named to the Pro Bowl in six straight seasons from 1977-82, and was an all pro in 1980.

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