Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBFran Tarkenton21Rook10157 for 280, 1,997 yards, 18 td, 17 int, & 56 rushes for 308 yards and 5 tdMinnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
HBHugh McElhenny*33913120 rushes for 570 yards, 3 td, & 37 catches for 283 yards and 3 tdSan Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1952
FBMel Triplett306880 rushes for 407 yards, 1 td, & 10 catches for 41 yards and 0 tdNew York Giants / 5th / 56th pick / 1955
WRDave Middleton2861130 catches for 444 yards, 2 tdDetroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1955
WRJerry Reichow*2751050 catches for 859 yards, 11 td, & 3 rushes for 9 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 4th / 38th pick / 1956
TEGordie Smith22Rook812 catches for 320 yards, 4 td
LTGrady Alderman231143 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LGJerry Huth285141 fumble recoveredNew York Giants / 24th / 285th pick / 1956
CBill Lapham27113Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 160th pick / 1958
RGMike Rabold24214Detroit Lions / 2nd / 19th pick / 1959
RTFrank Youso25313New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1958
Defensive Starters
LDEJim Marshall241140 interceptions, 4 fumbles recoveredCleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LDTJim Prestel241140 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredCleveland Browns / 6th / 70th pick / 1959
RDTEd Culpepper273140 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredGreen Bay Packers / 9th / 101st pick / 1955
RDEDon Joyce32107Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 18th pick / 1951
LLBClancy Osborne272114 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredLos Angeles Rams / 27th / 315th pick / 1957
MLBRip Hawkins22Rook135 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredBoston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1961, Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
RLBKarl Rubke264131 interception, 0 fumbles recoveredSan Francisco 49ers / 5th / 56th pick / 1957
LCBJack Morris303142 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredLos Angeles Rams / 7th / 84th pick / 1956
RCBDick Pesonen231111 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LSRich Mostardo23192 interceptions, 3 fumbles recoveredCleveland Browns / 12th / 141st pick / 1960
RSCharlie Sumner316122 interceptions, 3 fumbles recoveredChicago Bears / 22nd / 258th pick / 1954
Special Teams Starters
KMike Mercer26Rook09 of 21 field goals & 36 of 37 extra pointsMinnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
PMike Mercer26Rook063 punts for a 39.0 average, 2 blockedMinnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
PRTommy Mason22Rook014 punt returns for a 10.4 average and 0 tdMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
KRTommy Mason22Rook025 kick returns for a 24.1 average and 0 tdMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961

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