Studwell To Go Into Vikings Ring of Honor Today

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 29, 2009 – 2:21 pm

Entering today’s game against Chicago, there are 17 distinguished members of the Vikings Ring of Honor. But at halftime of today’s game, the Vikings will add an 18th member to this exclusive club – Scott Studwell.

Studwell will receive the highest honor the team can bestow upon an individual in front of a soldout crowd, several current Ring of Honor members and family and friends.

“It was certainly a shock,” Studwell, who always prefers to remain out of the limelight, said at the time. “But it’s a tremendous honor to be mentioned in the same breath as some of the great individuals in our organization.”

For Vikings fans, Studwell’s inclusion in the Ring of Honor is no surprise. He’s been a part of the Vikings family for over 3 decades and his fingerprints are all over the success the franchise has enjoyed since his arrival as a 9th round draft pick in 1977.

A Vikings LB for 14 seasons (1977-90), Studwell is the standard by which all other Vikings LBs are measured. He is the Vikings career leader in combined tackles (1,981), defensive tackles (1,928), single-season tackles (230 – 1981) and single-game tackles (24 @ Detroit 11/17/85). Studwell was a 2-time Pro Bowler and was also named to the Vikings 25th and 40th Anniversary All-Time Teams.

It’s a tireless work ethic and love for football that has allowed Studwell to remain with the franchise after his playing days. Following retirement, Studwell worked in the player programs department and eventually found his niche in the player personnel/scouting department.

Studwell learned from longtime Vikings scouts Conrad Cardano, Frank Gilliam and Jerry Reichow and ascended the ranks in the personnel/scouting department. Currently in his 18th year in the front office, Studwell is the Director of College Scouting.

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12 Responses to “Studwell To Go Into Vikings Ring of Honor Today”

  1. By cris carter on Nov 29, 2009 | Reply

    Congrats “Stud”
    from: Cris Carter

  2. By Jim o on Nov 29, 2009 | Reply

    Long overdue! Very pleased for you Scott!

  3. By PAVikesFan on Nov 29, 2009 | Reply

    franchise leader in tackles, glad that we honored him like he should have…classy and due

  4. By rod meidl on Nov 29, 2009 | Reply

    sorry to say the yikes are goin no where man, there gonna choke just like they always do. did ya know favre has his own little space away from the blacks and the rest of the no a counts on the team? did the same thing in g.bay. he,s a losser, and so is the yikes, just watch, do you remember fran t. ?, i,m betting he won,t forgive or foget this one! thays right , i said yikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you might as well retire #4 in sotta, cuz it ain,t happenin in g.b. BABY!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By PAVikesFan on Nov 29, 2009 | Reply

    U can toss away ur franchise legend, u ungrateful thing…that’s fine, we’ll take him, we’ll make him our own…keep talking trash about us choking, I love it when ppl talk smack b/c their teams aren’t getting it done…also, learn to speak some English, I have no idea what the heck u were saying

  6. By LeDuc on Nov 29, 2009 | Reply

    Congratulations Scott!

  7. By Chuck on Nov 29, 2009 | Reply

    #55 The eyes said it all!!!! Congrats my friend, well deserved…Go Vikings

  8. By Shawn on Nov 30, 2009 | Reply

    Congrats #55, you have earned this honor through hard work and dedication, nobody deserves it more than you. It was an honor to watch you play football, it was a very cool moment today when my son asked me who Scott Studwell was and I got to answer “one of the best linebackers to ever play for the Vikings, dad watched him play when he was young”. Thanks for the signed football too on saturday, it will dispplayed proudly in my office.

  9. By vikingsfan1955 on Nov 30, 2009 | Reply

    ONE OF THE BEST thats what studwell was and it was nice for the vikes to win so strongly the day stud was put on the ring of fame.Let allen stay a few more years and he will be there too.For the fan that likes to see jared stir the pot after a sack he’s actually roping a calfs legs after a sack.

  10. By Cullen on Nov 30, 2009 | Reply

    One of my fondest memories of Scott Studwell’s play was back in the 80’s against the Broncos in old Mile High stadium. The Vikes were behind John Elway’s team and the Broncos were driving for what seemed like a game clenching touchdown towards the South Stands. Scott stepped in front of a pass intended for either a back coming out of the backfield or a tight end on a crossing route, and returned it for the eventual go ahead score for the Vikings.
    I attended that game and recounted the memory to Scott on my first visit to Winter Park where I had the pleasure of meeting him in the parking lot. Scott was and still is a class act! Congratulations, for this well deserved honor.

  11. By Linda Kay on May 26, 2010 | Reply


  12. By NoPCvirusesEverAgain! on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Studwell, another great name for a Viking!

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