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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 Touchdown Log

5 Touchdowns

5 Rushing, 1 Tying, Long of 52 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance
Vikings5
49ers1
Bears1
Packers1
Colts1
Rams1
Home3
Road2
Sunday5
2nd1
3rd1
4th3
3 or fewer yards4
30 or more yards1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1961-09-17 MIN CHI W 37-13 4 Rushing 2 Lead 24-6 Lead 31-6
2 6 1961-10-22 MIN GNB L 7-33 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-10 Trail 7-10
3 8 1961-11-05 MIN @ RAM L 17-31 3 Rushing 52 Trail 10-17 Tied 17-17
4 9 1961-11-12 MIN BAL W 28-20 4 Rushing 1 Lead 21-20 Lead 28-20
5 11 1961-11-26 MIN @ SFO L 28-38 4 Rushing 1 Trail 21-38 Trail 28-38