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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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Fran Tarkenton 1961 Game Log

1961 Game Log: Regular Season · Playoffs · vs.

Regular Season

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk G# Date Age Tm Opp Result GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Pts
1 1 1961-09-17 21-226 MIN CHI W 37-13 17 23 73.91 250 4 0 148.6 10.87 14.35 4 11 2.75 1 6
2 2 1961-09-24 21-233 MIN @ DAL L 7-21 * 8 24 33.33 117 0 2 15.5 4.88 1.13 2 11 5.50 0 0
3 4 1961-10-08 21-247 MIN DAL L 0-28 10 21 47.62 151 0 2 32.1 7.19 2.90 1 -4 -4.00 0 0
4 5 1961-10-15 21-254 MIN SFO L 24-38 6 11 54.55 48 0 0 65.7 4.36 4.36 2 12 6.00 0 0
5 6 1961-10-22 21-261 MIN GNB L 7-33 * 15 24 62.50 130 0 3 37.2 5.42 -0.21 6 22 3.67 1 6
6 7 1961-10-29 21-268 MIN @ GNB L 10-28 * 1 6 16.67 19 0 0 40.3 3.17 3.17 1 13 13.00 0 0
7 8 1961-11-05 21-275 MIN @ RAM L 17-31 * 12 19 63.16 156 1 1 84.5 8.21 6.89 11 99 9.00 1 6
8 9 1961-11-12 21-282 MIN BAL W 28-20 * 11 18 61.11 179 1 1 89.8 9.94 8.56 11 58 5.27 1 6
9 10 1961-11-19 21-289 MIN DET L 10-37 * 13 24 54.17 116 1 2 46.5 4.83 1.92 3 14 4.67 0 0
10 11 1961-11-26 21-296 MIN @ SFO L 28-38 * 16 24 66.67 277 2 1 116.1 11.54 11.33 2 2 1.00 1 6
11 12 1961-12-03 21-303 MIN RAM W 42-21 * 21 30 70.00 252 4 1 121.1 8.40 9.57 6 32 5.33 0 0
12 13 1961-12-10 21-310 MIN @ DET L 7-13 * 15 34 44.12 141 1 3 29.2 4.15 0.76 5 42 8.40 0 0
13 14 1961-12-17 21-317 MIN @ CHI L 35-52 * 12 22 54.55 161 4 1 98.7 7.32 8.91 2 -4 -2.00 0 0
13 Games 3-10-0 157 280 56.07 1997 18 17 74.7 7.13 5.69 56 308 5.50 5 30