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Jeff Siemon
Date of birth: June 2, 1950 (1950-06-02) (age 59)
Place of birth: Rochester, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 1 / Pick 10
Organizations
 As player:
1972–1982 Minnesota Vikings
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 4
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Jeffrey Glenn Siemon (born June 2, 1950 in Rochester, Minnesota) is a former professional American football player and an inductee in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Jeff Siemon graduated from Stanford University in 1972, where he starred as a linebacker, playing on two Rose Bowl winning teams. At Stanford, he earned the Silver anniversary Dick Butkus award his senior year as the nation's top linebacker, and the Pop Warner Award as the top senior player on the West Coast.

Jeff grew up in Bakersfield, CA and graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1968 where he played QB, LB, TE, and Center.

In 1972, he was drafted in the first round by the Vikings, for whom he played until he retired after the 1982 season. During that time, he played in three Super Bowls (Super Bowl VIII Super Bowl IX, Super Bowl XI) and four Pro Bowls. In 2006 he was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame.


After his NFL career, Jeff graduated from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (M.A. in Christian Apologetics, 1984) Subsequently, Jeff began and continues his work today as the Minnesota Search Ministries Division Director.

Jeff and his wife, Dawn, have four grown children and live in Edina, Minnesota. Their daughter Kelley was a four-year starter for the Notre Dame women's basketball team, concluding her career as part of the Fighting Irish's 2001 national championship squad.

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