5 former Vikings that won a Super Bowl after leaving Minnesota

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Mitch Berger – P (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Punters are people, too. Former NFL punter Mitch Berger played with the Vikings from 1996 to 2001, earning his first Pro Bowl selection in 1999.

The 1994 sixth-round draft pick spent time around the league with various teams after leaving Minnesota, before landing in Pittsburgh to find himself with former Vikings defensive coordinator turned head coach in Mike Tomlin in 2008.

Berger was part of the 12-4 Steelers that went on to defeat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. He punted three times in that game, with a long of 49 yards. Arguably his most memorable moment may be holding for kicker Jeff Reed’s extra-point attempt after Santonio Holmes’ game-winning touchdown.

Berger only played one more year in the NFL, which was spent with the Denver Broncos the following season. His most tenured team is none other than Minnesota, but his most successful run came outside of the team from the Twin Cities, with a former Vikings coordinator leading the way.