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Norm Van Brocklin

Norman Mack Van Brocklin (The Dutchman)

Position: QB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 190 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: March 15, 1926 in Eagle Butte, SD
Died: May 2, 1983 in Social Circle, GA
High School: Acalanes
College: Oregon   (school history)    (Van Brocklin college stats)
Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 4th round (37th overall) of the 1949 NFL Draft.
9-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1971

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1961 35 Minnesota Vikings NFL 14 3 11 0 .214 7
1962 36 Minnesota Vikings NFL 14 2 11 1 .154 6
1963 37 Minnesota Vikings NFL 14 5 8 1 .385 4
1964 38 Minnesota Vikings NFL 14 8 5 1 .615 2
1965 39 Minnesota Vikings NFL 14 7 7 0 .500 5
1966 40 Minnesota Vikings NFL 14 4 9 1 .308 6
1968 42 Atlanta Falcons NFL 11 2 9 0 .182 4
1969 43 Atlanta Falcons NFL 14 6 8 0 .429 3
1970 44 Atlanta Falcons NFL 14 4 8 2 .333 3
1971 45 Atlanta Falcons NFL 14 7 6 1 .538 3
1972 46 Atlanta Falcons NFL 14 7 7 0 .500 2
1973 47 Atlanta Falcons NFL 14 9 5 0 .643 2
1974 48 Atlanta Falcons NFL 8 2 6 0 .250 4
13 yrs 173 66 100 7 .398 0 0 0 3.9 Avg Finish
7 yrs ATL 89 37 49 3 .430 0 0 0 3.0
6 yrs MIN 84 29 51 4 .363 0 0 0 5.0

Games over .500: -34
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1961 MIN 14 13 6 12 14 12 9 12 9 6 8 6 13 8 13 6 5 14 14 14 3 13 14 14 14 1 5 13 8 10 14
1962 MIN 14 13 13 14 13 12 13 14 8 6 14 4 14 11 11 6 13 13 12 14 5 10 10 12 12 6 10 11 11 6 11
1963 MIN 14 8 4 10 10 11 8 5 6 4 3 6 10 11 12 12 3 12 9 12 5 2 7 4 11 1 11 10 12 14 8
1964 MIN 14 4 5 4 5 6 4 4 1 2 5 5 9 12 11 4 3 8 10 6 7 1 5 2 9 8 4 13 10 5 14
1965 MIN 14 6 11 9 4 4 4 9 1 2 3 3 14 8 8 9 1 6 7 14 11 3 9 10 11 12 5 6 13 8 10
1966 MIN 15 12 13 9 3 4 9 7 1 3 5 9 8 6 7 7 7 7 5 8 15 5 7 10 9 14 4 2 2 15 5
1968 ATL 16 15 13 16 16 16 16 13 15 15 11 15 11 14 14 16 13 15 16 15 12 16 16 12 11 5 10 15 16 14 16
1969 ATL 16 9 2 8 13 13 11 7 5 3 13 1 14 16 14 9 3 13 9 6 1 14 14 8 11 1 7 7 3 7 6
1970 ATL 26 20 16 19 22 23 22 17 17 15 24 15 22 20 23 9 13 23 11 10 11 22 15 18 9 5 6 8 3 14 17
1971 ATL 26 11 11 13 12 15 13 14 7 16 12 23 11 24 11 9 13 1 8 13 12 24 21 23 18 6 9 1 1 15 2
1972 ATL 26 13 15 16 13 16 16 15 9 9 11 10 22 22 20 16 8 12 7 14 12 19 17 20 14 10 1 2 7 15 8
1973 ATL 26 9 9 8 7 15 7 13 9 10 2 15 22 16 12 13 3 13 6 9 7 20 18 13 15 16 7 3 5 3 2
1974 ATL 26 24 26 26 26 26 26 26 25 21 26 17 26 19 26 26 26 26 15 16 18 26 26 22 18 17 1 2 8 16 5
13 yrs %tile 41 48 38 41 37 42 43 62 64 51 57 26 31 31 48 62 37 49 40 57 40 34 39 37 64 69 60 59 46 51
7 yrs ATL 41 49 38 35 26 34 40 50 49 42 46 26 22 29 42 56 38 56 52 60 17 24 34 44 70 76 76 74 51 66
6 yrs MIN 41 46 39 49 49 52 47 76 80 62 68 27 41 34 55 70 36 40 27 53 67 46 46 29 58 61 42 41 39 34

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1961 35 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
1962 36 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
1963 37 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
1964 38 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
1965 39 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
1966 40 NFL Minnesota Vikings Head Coach
1968 42 NFL Atlanta Falcons Head Coach
1969 43 NFL Atlanta Falcons Head Coach
1970 44 NFL Atlanta Falcons Head Coach
1971 45 NFL Atlanta Falcons Head Coach
1972 46 NFL Atlanta Falcons Head Coach
1973 47 NFL Atlanta Falcons Head Coach
1974 48 NFL Atlanta Falcons Head Coach