Matt Blair (born September 20, 1950) was an outside linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League for all 12 seasons of his career from 1974 to 1985.
Blair was selected out of Iowa State University by the Vikings in the second round of the 1974 NFL Draft Show more... with the 51st overall selection. Blair quickly established himself as one of the top and speediest linebackers in the NFC, earning Pro Bowl honors for 6 consecutive seasons (1977–1982). In addition, Blair was selected All-Pro in 1980, All-NFC in 1978 & 2nd Team All-NFC in 1977, 1979 & 1981. He was also an exceptional special teams player, particularly in blocking punts because of his great speed and timing abilities.
Blair appeared in two Super Bowls with the Vikings, Super Bowl IX (1974 season) and Super Bowl XI (1976 season), losses respectively to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders. Blair blocked a punt to score only points for the Vikings in Super Bowl IX. 1974 He maked the NFL ALL-ROOKIE Team. ' NFC championship game win over the Los Angeles Rams in the 1974-75 NFL playoffs or in the Super Bowl. But he participated in special teams play in Super Bowl IX, blocking Bobby Walden's punt,