18. Jan Stenerud
- Position: Kicker
- Years with Vikings: 1984-1985
- Years in the NFL: 1967-1985
- Other teams associated with: Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers
- Enshrinement year: 1991
Born in Fetsund, Norway, Jan Stenerud came to the United States on a college scholarship for ski jumping. While at Montana State, he joined the football team where he kicked a school record 59-yard field goal thanks to a strong soccer background, which started turning heads around the league.
His big leg and excellent accuracy made him a 3rd round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967, where he became one of the first dedicated kickers in the league. In 1969, he hit 3 field goals and two extra points to help defeat the Vikings in Super Bowl IV.
Stenerud left the Chiefs after the 1979 season and moved on to the Green Bay Packers for 4 years before coming to the Minnesota Vikings for the 1984 and 1985 seasons, where he connected on 35 of his 49 field goal attempts and 71 of his 74 extra points.
His play earned him tons of accolades over the course of his career. He was a 7-time All-Pro and was named to the Pro Bowl 4 times. He is a member of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame with his jersey retired by the Chiefs.