Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBFran Tarkenton*24314171 for 306, 2,506 yards, 22 td, 11 int, & 50 rushes for 330 yards and 2 tdMinnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
HBTommy Mason*25312169 rushes for 691 yards, 4 td, & 26 catches for 239 yards and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
FBBill Brown*26314226 rushes for 866 yards, 7 td, & 48 catches for 703 yards and 9 tdChicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
WRPaul Flatley231928 catches for 450 yards, 3 tdMinnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963, Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
WRJerry Reichow3081220 catches for 284 yards, 2 tdDetroit Lions / 4th / 38th pick / 1956
TEHal Bedsole23Rook1218 catches for 295 yards, 5 tdMinnesota Vikings / 2nd / 19th pick / 1964, Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 58th pick / 1964
LTGrady Alderman*26414Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LGPalmer Pyle2749Baltimore Colts / 6th / 72nd pick / 1959
CMick Tingelhoff*+24214
RGLarry Bowie25214Dallas Texans / 8th / 59th pick / 1962, Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 73rd pick / 1962
RTErrol Linden273142 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 10th / 135th pick / 1961, Houston Oilers / 29th / 232nd pick / 1961
Defensive Starters
LDECarl Eller22Rook140 interceptions, 4 fumbles recoveredBuffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964, Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
LDTJim Prestel274141 interception, 0 fumbles recoveredCleveland Browns / 6th / 70th pick / 1959
RDTPaul Dickson27514Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
RDEJim Marshall274140 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredCleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLBRoy Winston242143 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredSan Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962, Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
MLBRip Hawkins253142 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredBoston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1961, Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
RLBBill Jobko29690 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredLos Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1958
LCBGeorge Rose22Rook136 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredBuffalo Bills / 3rd / 21st pick / 1964, Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 34th pick / 1964
RCBEd Sharockman253141 interception, 1 fumble recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961, Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
LSKarl Kassulke231143 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
RSLarry Vargo252121 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 11th / 150th pick / 1961, Buffalo Bills / 21st / 163rd pick / 1961
Special Teams Starters
KFred Cox261021 of 33 field goals & 40 of 42 extra pointsCleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
PBobby Walden26Rook072 punts for a 46.4 average, 0 blockedHouston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PRBill Butler275022 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 tdGreen Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
KRBill Butler275026 kick returns for a 23.0 average and 0 tdGreen Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959

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