Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBFran Tarkenton23213170 for 297, 2,311 yards, 15 td, 15 int, & 28 rushes for 162 yards and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
HBTommy Mason*+24213166 rushes for 763 yards, 7 td, & 40 catches for 365 yards and 2 tdMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
FBBill Brown25213128 rushes for 445 yards, 5 td, & 17 catches for 109 yards and 2 tdChicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
WRPaul Flatley22Rook1451 catches for 867 yards, 4 tdMinnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963, Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
WRJerry Reichow2971435 catches for 479 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -12 yards and 0 tdDetroit Lions / 4th / 38th pick / 1956
TERay Poage23Rook615 catches for 354 yards, 2 tdDenver Broncos / 2nd / 11th pick / 1963, Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 31st pick / 1963
LTGrady Alderman*253144 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LGJerry Huth30712New York Giants / 24th / 285th pick / 1956
CMick Tingelhoff231141 fumble recovered
RGLarry Bowie241141 fumble recoveredDallas Texans / 8th / 59th pick / 1962, Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 73rd pick / 1962
RTErrol Linden26214Detroit Lions / 10th / 135th pick / 1961, Houston Oilers / 29th / 232nd pick / 1961
Defensive Starters
LDEDon Hultz23Rook141 interception, 9 fumbles recovered
LDTJim Prestel263140 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredCleveland Browns / 6th / 70th pick / 1959
RDTPaul Dickson264140 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredLos Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
RDEJim Marshall263140 interceptions, 4 fumbles recoveredCleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLBRoy Winston231141 interception, 4 fumbles recoveredSan Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962, Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
MLBRip Hawkins*242141 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredBoston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1961, Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
RLBSteve Stonebreaker251100 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredDenver Broncos / 34th / 266th pick / 1962, Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 155th pick / 1961
LCBLee Calland22Rook140 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RCBEd Sharockman242145 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961, Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
LSKarl Kassulke22Rook120 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
RSChuck Lamson24171 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 4th / 43rd pick / 1961
Special Teams Starters
KFred Cox25Rook012 of 24 field goals & 39 of 39 extra pointsCleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
PFred Cox25Rook070 punts for a 38.7 average, 0 blockedCleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
PRBill Butler264021 punt returns for a 10.5 average and 1 tdGreen Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
KRBill Butler264033 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 tdGreen Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959

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