Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBFran Tarkenton*25414171 for 329, 2,609 yards, 19 td, 11 int, & 56 rushes for 356 yards and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
HBTommy Mason2649141 rushes for 597 yards, 10 td, & 22 catches for 321 yards and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
FBBill Brown*27412160 rushes for 699 yards, 6 td, & 41 catches for 503 yards and 1 tdChicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
WRPaul Flatley2421450 catches for 896 yards, 7 tdMinnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963, Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
WRRed Phillips297915 catches for 185 yards, 1 tdLos Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
TEGordie Smith264922 catches for 431 yards, 5 td
LTGrady Alderman*275131 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LGMilt Sunde231141 fumble recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 20th / 271st pick / 1964
CMick Tingelhoff*+25314
RGLarry Bowie263141 fumble recoveredDallas Texans / 8th / 59th pick / 1962, Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 73rd pick / 1962
RTErrol Linden28414Detroit Lions / 10th / 135th pick / 1961, Houston Oilers / 29th / 232nd pick / 1961
Defensive Starters
LDECarl Eller231140 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredBuffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964, Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
LDTGary Larsen25190 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredLos Angeles Rams / 10th / 133rd pick / 1964
RDTPaul Dickson28614Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
RDEJim Marshall285140 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredCleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLBRoy Winston2537San Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962, Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
MLBRip Hawkins264143 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredBoston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1961, Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
RLBBill Jobko30713Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1958
LCBGeorge Rose231101 interception, 0 fumbles recoveredBuffalo Bills / 3rd / 21st pick / 1964, Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 34th pick / 1964
RCBEd Sharockman264146 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961, Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
LSKarl Kassulke24282 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
RSLarry Vargo263113 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 11th / 150th pick / 1961, Buffalo Bills / 21st / 163rd pick / 1961
Special Teams Starters
KFred Cox272023 of 35 field goals & 44 of 44 extra pointsCleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
PBobby Walden271051 punts for a 42.1 average, 0 blockedHouston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PRTommy Mason26499 punt returns for a 7.0 average and 0 tdMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
KRLance Rentzel22Rook023 kick returns for a 26.2 average and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1965, Buffalo Bills / 6th / 48th pick / 1965

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