The 30 greatest Minnesota Vikings players of all-time

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60. . DB. (1983-93). Carl Lee. 23. player

All-time Greatest Minnesota Vikings: No. 23 – Carl Lee

A staple in the team’s defense during the late 1980s and early 1990s, Carl Lee is one of the best cornerbacks to ever play for the Vikings.

Of every defender to play for Minnesota since 1985, Lee has the second-most career interceptions (27). In 1988, the cornerback’s eight picks (including two that were returned for touchdowns) helped the Vikings’ defense finish the season allowing the second-fewest points per game in the NFL.

As a member of Minnesota’s defense for 11 years, Lee racked up a total of 771 tackles in his career. The most of any Vikings cornerback since 1980.

During his time with Minnesota, Lee was voted to three Pro Bowls and was a First-Team All-Pro selection in 1988. He was also named one of the 50 greatest Vikings in 2010.

Lee ended up having a pretty impressive career in the NFL for a guy that was not drafted until the seventh round in 1983.