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Fran Tarkenton

Francis Asbury Tarkenton (The Scrambler)

Position: QB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 190 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: February 3, 1940 in Richmond, VA
High School: Athens
College: Georgia   (school history)    (Tarkenton college stats)
Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 3rd round (29th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the Boston Patriots in the 5th round (34th overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 149 (6th overall since 1950)
9-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1986, finalist in 1984, 1985

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 18, 2014 5:25PM
All-Time Rank: #27. Sonny Jurgensen… #28. Mike Ditka… #29. Warren Sapp… #30. FRAN TARKENTON… #31. Bobby Bell… #32. Merlin Olsen… #33. Mick Tingelhoff… 

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD AV
1961 21 MIN QB 10 14 10 2-8-0 157 280 56.1 1997 18 6.4 17 6.1 71 7.1 5.7 12.7 142.6 74.7 11
1962 22 MIN QB 10 14 14 2-11-1 163 329 49.5 2595 22 6.7 25 7.6 89 7.9 5.8 15.9 185.4 66.9 10
1963 23 MIN QB 10 14 13 4-8-1 170 297 57.2 2311 15 5.1 15 5.1 67 7.8 6.5 13.6 165.1 78.0 2 2 10
1964* 24 MIN QB 10 14 14 8-5-1 171 306 55.9 2506 22 7.2 11 3.6 64 8.2 8.0 14.7 179.0 91.8 3 3 14
1965* 25 MIN QB 10 14 14 7-7-0 171 329 52.0 2609 19 5.8 11 3.3 72 7.9 7.6 15.3 186.4 83.8 2 2 15
1966 26 MIN QB 10 14 12 4-7-1 192 358 53.6 2561 17 4.7 16 4.5 68 7.2 6.1 13.3 182.9 73.8 2 1 12
1967* 27 NYG QB 10 14 14 7-7-0 204 377 54.1 3088 29 7.7 19 5.0 70 8.2 7.5 15.1 220.6 85.9 2 2 19
1968* 28 NYG QB 10 14 14 7-7-0 182 337 54.0 2555 21 6.2 12 3.6 84 7.6 7.2 14.0 182.5 84.6 1 2 16
1969* 29 NYG QB 10 14 14 6-8-0 220 409 53.8 2918 23 5.6 8 2.0 65 7.1 7.4 13.3 208.4 87.2 36 289 5.91 6.13 8.1 4 4 14
1970* 30 NYG QB 10 14 14 9-5-0 219 389 56.3 2777 19 4.9 12 3.1 59 7.1 6.7 12.7 198.4 82.2 36 249 5.95 5.57 8.5 2 5 17
1971 31 NYG QB 10 13 13 4-9-0 226 386 58.5 2567 11 2.8 21 5.4 81 6.7 4.8 11.4 197.5 65.4 27 232 5.65 3.90 6.5 1 1 9
1972 32 MIN QB 10 14 14 7-7-0 215 378 56.9 2651 18 4.8 13 3.4 76 7.0 6.4 12.3 189.4 80.2 26 203 6.06 5.50 6.4 4 3 12
1973 33 MIN QB 10 14 14 12-2-0 169 274 61.7 2113 15 5.5 7 2.6 54 7.7 7.7 12.5 150.9 93.2 31 270 6.04 5.99 10.2 1 1 14
1974* 34 MIN QB 10 13 13 9-4-0 199 351 56.7 2598 17 4.8 12 3.4 80 7.4 6.8 13.1 199.8 82.1 17 142 6.67 6.13 4.6 1 1 15
1975*+ 35 MIN QB 10 14 14 12-2-0 273 425 64.2 2994 25 5.9 13 3.1 46 7.0 6.8 11.0 213.9 91.8 27 245 6.08 5.89 6.0 1 1 16
1976* 36 MIN QB 10 13 13 10-2-1 255 412 61.9 2961 17 4.1 8 1.9 56 7.2 7.1 11.6 227.8 89.3 25 221 6.27 6.22 5.7 1 3 14
1977 37 MIN QB 10 9 9 6-3-0 155 258 60.1 1734 9 3.5 14 5.4 59 6.7 5.0 11.2 192.7 69.2 22 232 5.36 3.76 7.9 1 2 7
1978 38 MIN QB 10 16 16 8-7-1 345 572 60.3 3468 25 4.4 32 5.6 58 6.1 4.4 10.1 216.8 68.9 27 254 5.37 3.80 4.5 2 1 11
Career 246 239 124-109-6 3686 6467 57.0 47003 342 5.3 266 4.1 89 7.3 6.5 12.8 191.1 80.4 274 2337 6.63 5.87 4.1 30 34 236
13 yrs MIN 177 170 91-73-6 2635 4569 57.7 33098 239 5.2 194 4.2 89 7.2 6.4 12.6 187.0 80.1 175 1567 5.96 5.28 6.2 20 20 161
5 yrs NYG 69 69 33-36-0 1051 1898 55.4 13905 103 5.4 72 3.8 84 7.3 6.7 13.2 201.5 81.0 99 770 5.84 5.23 7.7 10 14 75

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1973 (2-1), 1974 (2-1), 1975 (0-1), 1976 (2-1), 1978 (0-1)
Playoff Comebacks: 1973 (1)
Playoff Game-Winning Drives: 1973 (1)

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1961 21 MIN QB 10 14 10 2-8-0 280 93 99 114 108 101 106
1962 22 MIN QB 10 14 14 2-11-1 329 105 97 89 110 80 95
1963 23 MIN QB 10 14 13 4-8-1 297 106 104 119 97 104 107
1964* 24 MIN QB 10 14 14 8-5-1 306 115 119 115 116 117 121
1965* 25 MIN QB 10 14 14 7-7-0 329 113 115 101 107 117 112
1966 26 MIN QB 10 14 12 4-7-1 358 102 104 108 98 108 105
1967* 27 NYG QB 10 14 14 7-7-0 377 120 119 109 126 104 119
1968* 28 NYG QB 10 14 14 7-7-0 337 111 119 109 113 117 118
1969* 29 NYG QB 10 14 14 6-8-0 409 105 106 120 119 107 109 130 100 121
1970* 30 NYG QB 10 14 14 9-5-0 389 106 107 115 114 115 104 119 97 117
1971 31 NYG QB 10 13 13 4-9-0 386 99 102 96 98 122 86 100 107 101
1972 32 MIN QB 10 14 14 7-7-0 378 106 109 114 116 116 105 119 108 117
1973 33 MIN QB 10 14 14 12-2-0 274 121 110 130 122 130 112 128 90 132
1974* 34 MIN QB 10 13 13 9-4-0 351 114 122 118 123 114 106 118 121 118
1975*+ 35 MIN QB 10 14 14 12-2-0 425 107 111 116 118 133 116 120 114 125
1976* 36 MIN QB 10 13 13 10-2-1 412 109 115 121 125 128 100 133 117 125
1977 37 MIN QB 10 9 9 6-3-0 258 102 100 99 98 123 95 99 104 105
1978 38 MIN QB 10 16 16 8-7-1 572 85 97 89 95 124 104 95 120 104
Career 246 239 124-109-6 6467

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1961 21 MIN QB 10 14 10 56 308 5 52 5.5 22.0 4.0 308 5 8
1962 22 MIN QB 10 14 14 41 361 2 31 8.8 25.8 2.9 0 -12 0 -12 0.0 -0.9 349 2 5
1963 23 MIN QB 10 14 13 28 162 1 24 5.8 11.6 2.0 162 1 7
1964* 24 MIN QB 10 14 14 50 330 2 31 6.6 23.6 3.6 330 2 6
1965* 25 MIN QB 10 14 14 56 356 1 36 6.4 25.4 4.0 356 1 5
1966 26 MIN QB 10 14 12 62 376 4 28 6.1 26.9 4.4 376 4 8
1967* 27 NYG QB 10 14 14 44 306 2 22 7.0 21.9 3.1 306 2 4
1968* 28 NYG QB 10 14 14 57 301 3 22 5.3 21.5 4.1 301 3 2
1969* 29 NYG QB 10 14 14 37 172 0 21 4.6 12.3 2.6 172 0 7
1970* 30 NYG QB 10 14 14 43 236 2 20 5.5 16.9 3.1 236 2 3
1971 31 NYG QB 10 13 13 30 111 3 16 3.7 8.5 2.3 111 3 4
1972 32 MIN QB 10 14 14 27 180 0 21 6.7 12.9 1.9 180 0 3
1973 33 MIN QB 10 14 14 41 202 1 16 4.9 14.4 2.9 202 1 5
1974* 34 MIN QB 10 13 13 21 120 2 15 5.7 9.2 1.6 120 2 2
1975*+ 35 MIN QB 10 14 14 16 108 2 21 6.8 7.7 1.1 108 2 1
1976* 36 MIN QB 10 13 13 27 45 1 20 1.7 3.5 2.1 45 1 4
1977 37 MIN QB 10 9 9 15 6 0 8 0.4 0.7 1.7 6 0 3
1978 38 MIN QB 10 16 16 24 -6 1 15 -0.3 -0.4 1.5 -6 1 7
Career 246 239 675 3674 32 52 5.4 14.9 2.7 0 -12 0 0 0.0 0.0 3662 32 84
13 yrs MIN 177 170 464 2548 22 52 5.5 14.4 2.6 0 -12 0 0 0.0 -0.1 2536 22 64
5 yrs NYG 69 69 211 1126 10 22 5.3 16.3 3.1 1126 10 20

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1961 21 MIN QB 10 14 10 0 8 5 0 0
1962 22 MIN QB 10 14 14 0 5 2 0 0
1963 23 MIN QB 10 14 13 0 7 2 0 0
1964* 24 MIN QB 10 14 14 0 6 2 0 0
1965* 25 MIN QB 10 14 14 0 5 3 0 0
1966 26 MIN QB 10 14 12 0 8 4 0 0
1967* 27 NYG QB 10 14 14 0 4 0 0 0
1968* 28 NYG QB 10 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
1969* 29 NYG QB 10 14 14 0 7 2 0 0
1970* 30 NYG QB 10 14 14 0 3 3 0 0
1971 31 NYG QB 10 13 13 0 4 4 -4 0
1972 32 MIN QB 10 14 14 0 3 1 0 0
1973 33 MIN QB 10 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
1974* 34 MIN QB 10 13 13 0 2 0 0 0
1975*+ 35 MIN QB 10 14 14 0 1 3 -3 0
1976* 36 MIN QB 10 13 13 0 4 2 -9 0
1977 37 MIN QB 10 9 9 0 3 2 -14 0
1978 38 MIN QB 10 16 16 0 7 7 -7 0
Career 246 239 0 84 43 -37 0
13 yrs MIN 177 170 0 64 34 -33 0
5 yrs NYG 69 69 0 20 9 -4 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1961 21 MIN QB 10 14 10 5 5 30
1962 22 MIN QB 10 14 14 2 2 12
1963 23 MIN QB 10 14 13 1 1 6
1964* 24 MIN QB 10 14 14 2 2 12
1965* 25 MIN QB 10 14 14 1 1 6
1966 26 MIN QB 10 14 12 4 4 24
1967* 27 NYG QB 10 14 14 2 2 12
1968* 28 NYG QB 10 14 14 3 3 18
1970* 30 NYG QB 10 14 14 2 2 12
1971 31 NYG QB 10 13 13 3 3 18
1973 33 MIN QB 10 14 14 1 1 6
1974* 34 MIN QB 10 13 13 2 2 12
1975*+ 35 MIN QB 10 14 14 2 2 12
1976* 36 MIN QB 10 13 13 1 1 6
1978 38 MIN QB 10 16 16 1 1 6
Career 246 239 32 32 192
13 yrs MIN 177 170 22 22 132
5 yrs NYG 69 69 10 10 60
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Jim McMahon, Charlie Batch, Rick Mirer, Lamar McHan, Tobin Rote, Tony Banks, Neil O'Donnell, Jim Kelly*, Joe Flacco, Byron Leftwich
4 Jim McMahon, Neil O'Donnell, Tony Banks, Joe Namath*, Rodney Peete, Charlie Batch, Charley Johnson, Archie Manning, Norm Snead, Rick Mirer
5 Neil O'Donnell, Jim Kelly*, Joe Flacco, Doug Williams, Norm Snead, David Carr, Joe Namath*, Ed Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Jake Plummer
6 Norm Snead, Jim Kelly*, Milt Plum, Ed Brown, Jake Plummer, Ken O'Brien, Warren Moon*, Jeff George, Johnny Unitas*, Steve Grogan
7 Johnny Unitas*, Neil Lomax, Dan Marino*, Jim Kelly*, Joe Namath*, Boomer Esiason, Jim Zorn, Ken O'Brien, Norm Snead, Jay Schroeder
8 Johnny Unitas*, Drew Bledsoe, Neil Lomax, Dan Marino*, Joe Namath*, Jim Everett, Jim Zorn, Jim Kelly*, Steve Grogan, Troy Aikman*
9 Johnny Unitas*, Dan Marino*, Steve Grogan, Drew Bledsoe, Jim Everett, Jake Plummer, Ken Anderson, Troy Aikman*, Terry Bradshaw*, Bob Griese*
10 Johnny Unitas*, Dan Marino*, Ken Anderson, Troy Aikman*, Drew Bledsoe, Terry Bradshaw*, Joe Namath*, John Elway*, Drew Brees, Jim Kelly*
11 Johnny Unitas*, Dan Marino*, Terry Bradshaw*, Troy Aikman*, Drew Bledsoe, Joe Namath*, Bob Griese*, Boomer Esiason, Brett Favre, Joe Montana*
12 Dan Marino*, Johnny Unitas*, Terry Bradshaw*, Bob Griese*, Drew Bledsoe, Troy Aikman*, Boomer Esiason, Joe Montana*, Brett Favre, Steve McNair
13 Dan Marino*, Terry Bradshaw*, Johnny Unitas*, Bob Griese*, Drew Bledsoe, Brett Favre, Jim Kelly*, Steve McNair, John Elway*, Drew Brees
14 Brett Favre, Dan Marino*, Johnny Unitas*, Terry Bradshaw*, Bob Griese*, John Elway*, Drew Bledsoe, Jim Kelly*, Drew Brees, Warren Moon*
15 Brett Favre, Dan Marino*, John Elway*, Johnny Unitas*, Terry Bradshaw*, Bob Griese*, Drew Brees, Joe Montana*, Warren Moon*, Ken Anderson
16 Brett Favre, John Elway*, Dan Marino*, Johnny Unitas*, Joe Montana*, Terry Bradshaw*, Bob Griese*, Drew Brees, Warren Moon*, Ken Anderson
17 Brett Favre, Dan Marino*, John Elway*, Johnny Unitas*, Terry Bradshaw*, Joe Montana*, Bob Griese*, Drew Brees, Warren Moon*, Ken Anderson
18 Brett Favre, Dan Marino*, John Elway*, Johnny Unitas*, Joe Montana*, Terry Bradshaw*, Bob Griese*, Drew Brees, Warren Moon*, Ken Anderson
Career John Elway*, Dan Marino*, Johnny Unitas*, Brett Favre, Joe Montana*, Warren Moon*, Ken Anderson, Dan Fouts*, Terry Bradshaw*, Bob Griese*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 30 14 QB 199 89 2 11
1971 31 13 QB 134 36 10 34
1972 32 14 QB 170 52 5 27
1973 33 14 QB 157 39 4 29
1974 34 13 QB 172 70 4 15
1975 35 14 QB 217 118 2 5
1976 36 13 QB 181 54 4 22
1977 37 9 QB 78 20
1978 38 16 QB 180 41 8 28
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