Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBFran Tarkenton26512192 for 358, 2,561 yards, 17 td, 16 int, & 62 rushes for 376 yards and 4 tdMinnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
HBTommy Mason275658 rushes for 235 yards, 2 td, & 7 catches for 39 yards and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
FBBill Brown28514251 rushes for 829 yards, 6 td, & 37 catches for 359 yards and 0 tdChicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
WRPaul Flatley*2531250 catches for 777 yards, 3 tdMinnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963, Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
WRRed Phillips3081032 catches for 554 yards, 3 tdLos Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
TEPreston Carpenter32101227 catches for 487 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -10 yards and 0 tdCleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1956
LTGrady Alderman*286143 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LGMilt Sunde*24214Minnesota Vikings / 20th / 271st pick / 1964
CMick Tingelhoff*+26414
RGJim Vellone22Rook9
RTDoug Davis22Rook121 fumble recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 5th / 72nd pick / 1966
Defensive Starters
LDECarl Eller242140 interceptions, 4 fumbles recoveredBuffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964, Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
LDTGary Larsen26214Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 133rd pick / 1964
RDTPaul Dickson29712Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
RDEJim Marshall29614Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLBRoy Winston264120 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredSan Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962, Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
MLBLonnie Warwick241122 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RLBJohn Kirby2429San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1964, Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 62nd pick / 1964
LCBEarsell Mackbee251142 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCBEd Sharockman275101 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961, Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
LSKarl Kassulke253142 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
RSDale Hackbart286135 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredGreen Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1960
Special Teams Starters
KFred Cox283018 of 33 field goals & 34 of 34 extra pointsCleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
PBobby Walden282060 punts for a 41.0 average, 0 blockedHouston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PRLance Rentzel231011 punt returns for a 1.5 average and 0 tdMinnesota Vikings / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1965, Buffalo Bills / 6th / 48th pick / 1965
KRMike Fitzgerald25Rook014 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 0 td

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