Bobby Bryant was a cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings during the days of the Purple People Eaters (1968 - 1980). Bryant was a fierce competitor despite his size (his playing weight probably never exceeded 170 pounds) leading to the nickname "Bones". Predictably, he was often injured during his career, but when healthy, he was known as a big-play cornerback, often making a key interception to win a big game or to preserve a win when it appeared the opponent was about to score. Bryant is second on the Vikings all-time list with 51 career interceptions. (Paul Krause leads with 53). He was named to the 1975 and 1976 NFC Pro Bowl squads. He is one of 10 Vikings to have played in all four of their Super Bowls in the 1970's. He also played on special teams returning kicks and punts and was known for blowing kisses to the crowd.