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1961 Minnesota Vikings

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3-11-0, Finished 7th in NFL West Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.6, Offense: 0.1, Defense: -6.8, SoS: 2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 285 points (20.4/g), 9th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 407 points (29.1/g), 14th.
 Differential of -122 points (-8.7/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-9.8.

Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (3-11-0)

Stadium: Metropolitan Stadium
 Training Camp: Bemidji State (Bemidji, Minnesota)

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Rnd Pick Tm Pos Yrs From To AP1 PB St CarAV G Cmp Att Yds TD Int Att Yds TD Rec Yds TD College/Univ
1 1 MIN Tommy Mason RB 11 1961 1971 1 3 5 50 124 3 9 95 2 2 1040 4203 32 214 2324 13 Tulane
2 15 MIN Rip Hawkins LB 5 1961 1965 0 1 5 28 70 North Carolina
3 29 MIN Fran Tarkenton HOF QB 18 1961 1978 1 9 18 149 246 3686 6467 47003 342 266 675 3674 32 0 -12 0 Georgia
4 43 MIN Chuck Lamson DB 5 1962 1967 0 0 5 28 67 Wyoming
5 57 MIN Ed Sharockman DB 12 1961 1972 0 0 9 64 142 Pittsburgh
6 71 MIN Jerry Burch WR 1 1961 1961 0 0 0 1 14 18 235 1 Georgia Tech
7 85 MIN Allan Ferrie E 0 0 0 Wagner
8 99 MIN Paul Lindquist DT 1 1961 1961 0 0 0 2 2 New Hampshire
9 113 MIN Dan Sheehan T 0 0 0 Tenn-Chattanooga
10 127 MIN Doug Mayberry FB 3 1961 1963 0 0 1 4 19 87 314 1 13 118 1 Utah St.
11 141 MIN Jerry Mays DE 10 1961 1970 2 7 9 81 140 SMU
12 155 MIN Steve Stonebreaker LB 7 1962 1968 0 0 5 28 84 12 227 1 Detroit Mercy
13 169 MIN Ray Hayes FB 1 1961 1961 0 0 0 4 13 73 319 2 16 121 0 Central Oklahoma
14 183 MIN Ken Petersen G 1 1961 1961 0 0 0 4 12 Utah
15 197 MIN Mike Mercer K 10 1961 1970 0 1 9 26 119 1 1 14 0 0 3 -38 0 Northern Arizona
16 211 MIN Ted Karpowicz HB 0 0 0 Detroit Mercy
17 225 MIN Willie Jones FB 1 1962 1962 0 0 0 0 10 4 17 0 Purdue
18 239 MIN Bob Voight DT 1 1961 1961 0 0 1 4 14 Los Angeles St.
19 253 MIN Bill Hill FB 0 0 0 Presbyterian
20 267 MIN Mike McFarland QB 0 0 0 West. Illinois