Vencie Glenn – FS (1992-1994)
This defensive back from Indiana State University was selected in the second round of the 1986 draft by the New England Patriots. Vencie Glenn spent time New England, San Diego, and New Orleans before making the trek north to Minnesota.
Glenn began his stint with the Vikings at age 28 while the Vikings were in the midst of the Rich Gannon Era in 1992. Unfortunately for Glenn’s sake, he joined the club at a time when it was about to embark on three consecutive first-round playoff losses. From 1992 to 1994, the Vikings were bounced in the wild-card round of the postseason by Washington, the Giants, and Bears respectively. Contextually, these three years marked the onset of Dennis Green’s tenure as head coach.
Vencie Glenn contributed admirably. In three seasons, Glenn grabbed 14 interceptions, which led the Vikings and was eighth-most overall in the NFL during the time frame. He also accounted for 207 combined tackles, and that was the most by any Vikings secondary player in those three years.