By Chris Edwards

Joey Browner was one of the most feared safeties during the 1980s. Browner was the hardest hitter this side of Ronnie Lott.

Browner made six straight Pro Bowls from 1985-90 and was a three-time Associated Press All-Pro.

During the Minnesota Vikings Week 8 showdown with the Green Bay Packers this season, Browner will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor, the Star-Tribune reports.

Browner will be the team's 21st inductee which includes Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page, Jim Finks, Bud Grant, Paul Krause, Fred Zamberletti, Jim Marshall, Ron Yary, Korey Stringer, Mick Tinglehoff, Carl Eller, Cris Carter, Bill Brown, Jerry Burns, Randall McDaniel, Chuck Foreman, John Randle, Scott Studwell, Chris Doleman and Matt Blair.

"Ring of Honor is something that is very special because there's very few of us in there," said Browner, who noted it was extra special the announcement was made Friday with the Houston Texans in town with his nephew, Keith Browner, a defensive end for Houston.
During his playing career, Browner forced 18 fumbles, a franchise record for defensive backs. He also made 1,098 combined tackles, fifth most in franchise history. His 37 career interceptions rank fourth in the Vikings’ record books.


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