Leslie Frazier (Small)

Vikings HC Leslie Frazier

Leslie Frazier

Date of birth April 3 1959 (1959-04-03) (age 60)
Place of birth Columbus, Mississippi
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Career highlights
Coaching Record / Statistics
Super Bowl
Super Bowl XLI (Defensive Backs)
Super Bowl XX (Player)
Career player statistics (if any)
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Trinity International Trojans
Head Coach
Illinois Fighting Illini
Defensive Backs
Philadelphia Eagles
Defensive Backs
Cincinnati Bengals
Defensive Coordinator
Indianapolis Colts
Defensive Backs
Minnesota Vikings
Defensive Coordinator
Minnesota Vikings
Assistant Head Coach
Minnesota Vikings
Interim Head Coach
Minnesota Vikings
Head Coach
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Defensive Coordinator

Leslie Antonio Frazier (born April 3, 1959) is a former cornerback/safety in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and is currently the head coach[1][2][3] for the Minnesota Vikings.

College careerEdit

He played college football at Alcorn State University, where he lined up in the defensive secondary next to Roynell Young.

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Frazier (#21) as member of 1985 Chicago Bears

Pro playing careerEdit

Frazier was a part of the 1985 Chicago Bears team that won Super Bowl XX. During the 1985 championship season, Frazier led the team with 6 interceptions. His career was cut short due to a knee injury he suffered returning a punt in the second quarter of the Super Bowl. He was also a member of the "G Crew" in the video The Super Bowl Shuffle.

Coaching careerEdit

Frazier started his coaching career in 1988 as the first head coach at Trinity College in Illinois, now known as Trinity International University. He held the position for nine seasons, built the NAIA program from the ground up and won a pair of Northern Illinois Intercollegiate Conference titles before he moved on to the University of Illinois in 1997 as the Illinois defensive back's coach.

In 1999 Frazier joined first time Head Coach Andy Reid as Defensive Backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. It was there that Frazier worked as a fellow assistant with the Vikings future Head Coach, Brad Childress. The Eagles defense improved steadily in the four years that Frazier was there.

He was defensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals from 2003-2004 where he helped turn the unit into a group that increased takeaways from 24 in 2003 to 36 in 2004. The Bengals' 36 takeaways ranked 3rd in the NFL in 2004. The 2004 Bengals notched 20 interceptions, the most since 1996. The Bengals' defense improved from 28th in the league in total yards allowed in 2003 to 19th in 2004, and declined in the two years following his dismissal.

In 2005, Frazier was hired by Tony Dungy as a defensive assistant for the Indianapolis Colts, receiving the title of Special Assistant to the Head Coach as well as Defensive Backs Coach. He was specifically brought in by Dungy to help the Colts' young corps of defensive backs. During his time in Indy the Colts passing defense improved from 15th in 2005 to 2nd in 2006. On February 4, 2007 the Colts beat Frazier's former team, the Chicago Bears, in Super Bowl XLI. Four days later, on February 8, 2007, he became the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings following the hiring of Vikings defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin by the Pittsburgh Steelers as their head coach.

On November 22, 2010, the Vikings fired head coach Brad Childress and named Frazier the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2010 season.[4] Frazier ended the 2010 season with a loss to the Detroit Lions, putting the Vikings in last place in the NFC North. Frazier's record in 2010 was 3-3.

On January 3, 2011, the Vikings and Leslie Frazier reached an agreement making him the permanent head coach.

In Frazier's first season as head coach, the Vikings went 3-13 which was their worst season since 1984.

On December 5, 2011, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf stated "Leslie will definitely be back next year."

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won LostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
MIN2010 330.5004th in NFC North - - -
MIN2011 3130.1884th in NFC North - - -
MIN2012 1060.6252nd in NFC North 0 1 .000
MIN2013 5101.3334th in NFC North - - -
Total21291.420 0 1 0.000


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