7 Minnesota Vikings who surprisingly never made a Pro Bowl

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Roy Winston – LB

The Viking Age would like to make an announcement and that is Vikings linebacker Roy Winston is one of the most underappreciated players in team history, period.

The aforementioned hybrid tight end and fullback Jim Kleinsasser was a Vikings lifer and so was Winston. His problem was that he never quite gained the stardom as the other “Purple People Eaters” like Jim Marshall, Carl Eller, and Alan Page. Winston was not as proficient as those legendary figures, but he was a damn good linebacker.

Winston appeared in 75 percent of Minnesota’s appearances in the Super Bowl. He notched 12 interceptions during his career, which deserves a tip of the hat for a linebacker. Winston also recovered 14 fumbles and scored three touchdowns. The man was versatile.

Oh, and he played in 191 career games with Minnesota. That’s more than Cris Carter played in purple and gold, and the eighth-most games played all-time by a Vikings player.