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Jeff Siemon


Jeffrey Glenn Siemon

Inducted 2006

Date of Birth



Rochester, MN


Stanford University (1969-1971)


Jeff Siemon gained great notoriety as a defensive player on a team that was most known for its offense. Yet, when it really counted, Siemon and his defensive mates made critical stops in important games. Siemon recovered from a freshman knee injury to have an impressive sophomore season at defensive end and linebacker. That year Stanford had a top-20 team with a 7-2-1 record and finished second in the Pac Eight. As a junior, Siemon was moved to middle linebacker. In that 1970 season, Stanford won the conference title and a Rose Bowl bid. Against highly favored Ohio State, Stanford limited the Buckeyes to 17 points as they pulled the upset denying a national title for previously undefeated OSU. In that contest Siemon made 15 tackles. The following year Siemon once again led Stanford to the Rose Bowl as a heavy underdog. This time Stanford defeated Michigan, limiting the Wolverines to 12 points. Hall of Fame coach John Ralston praised Siemon for having a "unique sixth sense" on the field and compared him to college linebackers such as Dick Butkus and Tommy Nobis. Jeff was the first round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings where he played for 11 seasons making three trips to the Super Bowl and four more to the Pro Bowl. In his post-football life he has been active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and other Christian endeavors.


Height 6'2

Weight 225

Career Highlights

  • 1971 All-Conference
  • 1971 Conference MVP
  • 1971 Unanimous All-America
  • 1970 All-Conference
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