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1964 Minnesota Vikings

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8-5-1, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1964 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.8, Offense: 4.6, Defense: 1.1, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 355 points (25.4/g), 4th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 296 points (21.1/g), 6th.
 Differential of 59 points (4.2/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-5.5.

Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (8-5-1)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Fran Tarkenton* 24 3 14 171 for 306, 2,506 yards, 22 td, 11 int, & 50 rushes for 330 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
HB Tommy Mason* 25 3 12 169 rushes for 691 yards, 4 td, & 26 catches for 239 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
FB Bill Brown* 26 3 14 226 rushes for 866 yards, 7 td, & 48 catches for 703 yards and 9 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
WR Paul Flatley 23 1 9 28 catches for 450 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
WR Jerry Reichow 30 8 12 20 catches for 284 yards, 2 td Detroit Lions / 4th / 38th pick / 1956
TE Hal Bedsole 23 Rook 12 18 catches for 295 yards, 5 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 19th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 58th pick / 1964
LT Grady Alderman* 26 4 14 Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LG Palmer Pyle 27 4 9 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 72nd pick / 1959
C Mick Tingelhoff*+ 24 2 14
RG Larry Bowie 25 2 14 Dallas Texans / 8th / 59th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 73rd pick / 1962
RT Errol Linden 27 3 14 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 10th / 135th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 29th / 232nd pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Carl Eller 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
LDT Jim Prestel 27 4 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 70th pick / 1959
RDT Paul Dickson 27 5 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
RDE Jim Marshall 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLB Roy Winston 24 2 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
MLB Rip Hawkins 25 3 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
RLB Bill Jobko 29 6 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1958
LCB George Rose 22 Rook 13 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 21st pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 34th pick / 1964
RCB Ed Sharockman 25 3 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
LS Karl Kassulke 23 1 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
RS Larry Vargo 25 2 12 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 150th pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 21st / 163rd pick / 1961
 Special Teams Starters
K Fred Cox 26 1 0 21 of 33 field goals & 40 of 42 extra points Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
P Bobby Walden 26 Rook 0 72 punts for a 46.4 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PR Bill Butler 27 5 0 22 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
KR Bill Butler 27 5 0 26 kick returns for a 23.0 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
67 Grady Alderman* 26 LT 14 14 247 6-2 Detroit Mercy 12/10/1938 4 9 Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
86 Hal Bedsole 23 TE 14 12 236 6-5 USC 12/21/1941 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 19th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 58th pick / 1964
61 Larry Bowie 25 RG 14 14 245 6-2 Purdue 10/13/1939 2 7 Dallas Texans / 8th / 59th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 73rd pick / 1962
17 Charley Britt 26 5 0 180 6-2 Georgia 3/20/1938 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 25th pick / 1960
30 Bill Brown* 26 FB 14 14 228 5-11 Illinois 6/29/1938 3 16 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
75 Mike Bundra 25 4 0 255 6-3 USC 6/24/1939 2 3 Detroit Lions / 6th / 80th pick / 1962
22 Bill Butler 27 KR 14 0 189 5-10 Tenn-Chattanooga 7/10/1937 5 1 Green Bay Packers / 19th / 217th pick / 1959
66 Ken Byers 24 g 6 2 240 6-1 Cincinnati 4/6/1940 2 1 New York Giants / 7th / 97th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 16th / 126th pick / 1962
23 Lee Calland 23 1 0 190 6-0 Louisville 9/14/1941 1 3
55 John Campbell 26 14 0 225 6-3 Minnesota 10/7/1938 1 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 40th pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 143rd pick / 1963
14 Fred Cox 26 K 14 0 200 5-11 Pittsburgh 12/11/1938 1 7 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
24 Ted Dean 26 2 0 213 6-2 Wichita St. 3/24/1938 4 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 40th pick / 1960
62 Bob Denton 30 14 0 244 6-3 Pacific 7/24/1934 4 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1959
76 Paul Dickson 27 RDT 14 14 252 6-5 Baylor 2/26/1937 5 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
81 Carl Eller 22 LDE 14 14 247 6-6 Minnesota 2/25/1942 Rook 8 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
85 Paul Flatley 23 WR 10 9 187 6-1 Northwestern 1/30/1941 1 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
28 Tom Hall 24 14 0 195 6-1 Minnesota 4/3/1940 2 4 Detroit Lions / 7th / 94th pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1962
58 Rip Hawkins 25 MLB 14 14 235 6-3 North Carolina 4/21/1939 3 8 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
57 Bill Jobko 29 RLB 9 9 224 6-2 Ohio St. 10/7/1935 6 4 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1958
29 Karl Kassulke 23 LS 14 14 195 6-0 Marquette,Drake 3/20/1941 1 8 Detroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
36 John Kirby 22 14 0 230 6-3 Nebraska 5/30/1942 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 62nd pick / 1964
88 Bob Lacey 22 1 0 205 6-3 North Carolina 3/30/1942 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 75th pick / 1964
New York Jets / 11th / 83rd pick / 1964
31 Darrell Lester 24 6 0 228 6-2 LSU,McNeese St. 11/6/1940 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 118th pick / 1964
73 Errol Linden 27 RT 14 14 258 6-5 Houston 10/21/1937 3 7 Detroit Lions / 10th / 135th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 29th / 232nd pick / 1961
70 Jim Marshall 27 RDE 14 14 248 6-4 Ohio St. 12/30/1937 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
20 Tommy Mason* 25 HB 13 12 196 6-1 Tulane 7/8/1939 3 9 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
32 Bill McWatters 22 11 0 225 6-0 North Texas 8/1/1942 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 103rd pick / 1964
21 Tom Michel 24 hb 11 4 215 5-11 East Carolina 12/7/1940 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 19th / 151st pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 187th pick / 1964
74 Dave O'Brien 23 14 0 247 6-3 Boston Col. 6/13/1941 1 4 Boston Patriots / 18th / 142nd pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 13th / 171st pick / 1963
79 Jim Prestel 27 LDT 14 14 275 6-5 Idaho 6/28/1937 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 70th pick / 1959
69 Palmer Pyle 27 LG 10 9 247 6-3 Michigan St. 6/12/1937 4 5 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 72nd pick / 1959
89 Jerry Reichow 30 WR 14 12 217 6-2 Iowa 5/19/1934 8 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 38th pick / 1956
44 George Rose 22 LCB 14 13 200 5-11 Auburn 1/1/1942 Rook 9 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 21st pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 34th pick / 1964
45 Ed Sharockman 25 RCB 14 14 200 6-0 Pittsburgh 11/4/1939 3 8 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
78 Howard Simpson 22 3 0 230 6-5 Auburn 12/14/1942 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1964
87 Gordie Smith 25 12 0 220 6-2 Arizona St.,Missouri 4/9/1939 3 3
64 Milt Sunde 22 14 0 250 6-2 Minnesota 2/1/1942 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 20th / 271st pick / 1964
52 Bill Swain 23 14 0 230 6-2 Oregon 2/22/1941 1 4
10 Fran Tarkenton* 24 QB 14 14 190 6-0 Georgia 2/3/1940 3 14 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
53 Mick Tingelhoff*+ 24 C 14 14 237 6-2 Nebraska 5/22/1940 2 13
15 Ron Vander Kelen 25 5 0 185 6-1 Wisconsin 11/6/1939 1 0 New York Jets / 21st / 163rd pick / 1963
83 Larry Vargo 25 RS 14 12 215 6-3 Detroit Mercy 4/5/1939 2 7 Detroit Lions / 11th / 150th pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 21st / 163rd pick / 1961
39 Bobby Walden 26 P 14 0 190 6-0 Georgia 3/9/1938 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
60 Roy Winston 24 LLB 14 14 222 5-11 LSU 9/15/1940 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
Team Total 24.8 14 222.4 6-1.9 2.2