Sports MN Quiz: Which Vikings running back was included in the Herschel Walker trade?

Twenty-two years ago today, the Vikings sent a bunch of players and draft choices to Dallas for Herschel Walker. One of those players was a popular running back, who loved to disco. Can you name him? For the answer, click on the headline above.
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An upset Darrin Nelson was part of that trade. He refused to report to the Cowboys and was traded to the San Diego Chargers, ultimately returning to the Vikings.

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