4. Randall McDaniel
- Position: Guard
- Years with Vikings: 1988–1999
- Years in the NFL: 1988–2001
- Other teams associated with: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Enshrinement year: 2009
Offensive linemen get a reputation for being big-bodied guys who smash into each other in the trenches during a football game. However, that changed during Randall McDaniel‘s era, when athleticism became key for protection schemes.
McDaniel often got to show off his excellent acceleration and footwork, pulling as a guard when needed and making many great blocks down the field thanks to his speed, agility, and overall athleticism.
Another amazing thing about McDaniel was his durability. He started every game for the Vikings from 1990-99 and earned eleven straight Pro Bowl nods during that time for his efforts on the offensive line.
But his value went even further than that. Sometimes, McDaniel would be used as a fullback in the run game to open holes for the halfback. It’s no surprise that he is a member of the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor.