MINNEAPOLIS -- Joey Browner memories of the Metrodome often lead to the rock-hard AstroTurf when he played for the Minnesota Vikings.
He'll get a new memory in the Metrodome's final season when Minnesota makes Browner the 21st member of the team's Ring of Honor this season.
The Vikings announced Friday before their first preseason game that Browner will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor on Oct. 27 at halftime of the Sunday night football game against the Green Bay Packers. Browner, a six-time Pro-Bowl safety, is fifth all-time in team history with 1,098 combined tackles on defense and special teams.
Browner, a first-round draft choice by Minnesota in the 1983 draft, played his first season with the team in the second year of the Metrodome.
"The AstroTurf was a rock at that time," Browner said Friday when asked about some of his memories of his playing days.
Browner will join Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page, Jim Finks, Bud Grant, Paul Krause, Fred Zamberletti, Jim Marshall, Ro...