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1967 Minnesota Vikings

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3-8-3, Finished 4th in NFL Central Division  · 1967 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.1, Offense: -3.2, Defense: 1.2, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 233 points (16.6/g), 14th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 294 points (21.0/g), 7th.
 Differential of -61 points (-4.4/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Bud Grant (3-8-3)

Stadium: Metropolitan Stadium
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, 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 Joe Kapp 29 Rook 11 102 for 214, 1,386 yards, 8 td, 17 int, & 27 rushes for 167 yards and 2 td Washington Redskins / 18th / 209th pick / 1959
HB Dave Osborn 24 2 14 215 rushes for 972 yards, 2 td, & 34 catches for 272 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 13th / 176th pick / 1965
FB Bill Brown* 29 6 14 185 rushes for 610 yards, 5 td, & 22 catches for 263 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
WR Paul Flatley 26 4 13 23 catches for 232 yards, 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
WR Red Phillips 31 9 9 21 catches for 352 yards, 3 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
TE Marlin McKeever 27 6 14 14 catches for 184 yards, 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
LT Grady Alderman* 29 7 14 Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LG Milt Sunde 25 3 8 Minnesota Vikings / 20th / 271st pick / 1964
C Mick Tingelhoff* 27 5 14
RG Larry Bowie 28 5 14 Dallas Texans / 8th / 59th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 73rd pick / 1962
RT Doug Davis 23 1 7 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 72nd pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Carl Eller 25 3 13 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
LDT Alan Page 22 Rook 11 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 15th pick / 1967
RDT Paul Dickson 30 8 13 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
RDE Jim Marshall 30 7 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLB Roy Winston 27 5 12 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
MLB Lonnie Warwick 25 2 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB John Kirby 25 3 14 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 62nd pick / 1964
LCB Earsell Mackbee 26 2 14 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RCB Ed Sharockman 28 6 13 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
LS Karl Kassulke 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
RS Dale Hackbart 29 7 12 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Fred Cox 29 4 0 17 of 33 field goals & 26 of 26 extra points Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
P Bobby Walden 29 3 0 75 punts for a 41.6 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
PR Bob Grim 22 Rook 0 25 punt returns for a 4.0 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 28th pick / 1967
KR Clint Jones 22 Rook 0 25 kick returns for a 23.9 average and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 2nd pick / 1967

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* 29 LT 14 14 247 6-2 Detroit Mercy 12/10/1938 7 6 Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
87 John Beasley 22 14 0 228 6-3 California 4/6/1945 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 197th pick / 1967
17 Bob Berry 25 2 0 185 5-11 Oregon 3/10/1942 2 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 142nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 26th / 201st pick / 1964
61 Larry Bowie 28 RG 14 14 245 6-2 Purdue 10/13/1939 5 5 Dallas Texans / 8th / 59th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 73rd pick / 1962
75 Bob Breitenstein 24 rt 11 7 265 6-3 Tulsa 4/8/1943 2 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1965
30 Bill Brown* 29 FB 14 14 228 5-11 Illinois 6/29/1938 6 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
37 Al Coleman 23 2 0 183 6-1 Jackson St.,Tennessee St. 12/27/1944 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 87th pick / 1967
14 Fred Cox 29 K 14 0 200 5-11 Pittsburgh 12/11/1938 4 4 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
71 Doug Davis 23 RT 11 7 255 6-4 Kentucky 7/22/1944 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 72nd pick / 1966
28 Earl Denny 22 13 0 205 6-1 Missouri 7/21/1945 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 61st pick / 1967
76 Paul Dickson 30 RDT 14 13 252 6-5 Baylor 2/26/1937 8 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
81 Carl Eller 25 LDE 14 13 247 6-6 Minnesota 2/25/1942 3 7 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
54 Paul Faust 24 1 0 225 6-1 Minnesota 7/23/1943 Rook 3
37 Mike Fitzgerald 26 6 0 180 5-10 Iowa St. 5/4/1941 1 3
85 Paul Flatley 26 WR 13 13 187 6-1 Northwestern 1/30/1941 4 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 44th pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1963
27 Bob Grim 22 PR 13 0 200 6-0 Oregon St. 5/8/1945 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 28th pick / 1967
49 Dale Hackbart 29 RS 13 12 210 6-3 Wisconsin 7/21/1938 7 6 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1960
55 Don Hansen 23 12 0 235 6-2 Illinois 8/20/1944 1 4 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1966
Miami Dolphins / 7th / 51st pick / 1966
50 Jim Hargrove 22 14 0 233 6-2 Howard Payne 2/21/1945 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 348th pick / 1967
26 Clint Jones 22 KR 14 0 205 6-0 Michigan St. 5/24/1945 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 2nd pick / 1967
22 Jeff Jordan 24 11 0 190 6-3 Tulsa 11/23/1943 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 107th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 15th / 113th pick / 1965
11 Joe Kapp 29 QB 13 11 215 6-2 California 3/19/1938 Rook 4 Washington Redskins / 18th / 209th pick / 1959
29 Karl Kassulke 26 LS 14 14 195 6-0 Marquette,Drake 3/20/1941 4 7 Detroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
43 Brady Keys 31 8 0 185 6-0 Colorado St. 5/19/1936 6 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
36 John Kirby 25 RLB 14 14 230 6-3 Nebraska 5/30/1942 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 62nd pick / 1964
77 Gary Larsen 27 14 0 261 6-5 Concordia-Moorhead (MN) 3/13/1940 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 133rd pick / 1964
21 Jim Lindsey 23 8 0 210 6-2 Arkansas 11/24/1944 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 17th pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 27th pick / 1966
46 Earsell Mackbee 26 LCB 14 14 195 6-1 Utah St. 1/15/1941 2 9
70 Jim Marshall 30 RDE 14 14 248 6-4 Ohio St. 12/30/1937 7 8 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
86 Marlin McKeever 27 TE 14 14 235 6-1 USC 1/1/1940 6 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
41 Dave Osborn 24 HB 14 14 208 6-0 North Dakota 3/18/1943 2 10 Minnesota Vikings / 13th / 176th pick / 1965
88 Alan Page 22 LDT 14 11 245 6-4 Notre Dame 8/7/1945 Rook 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 15th pick / 1967
66 John Pentecost 24 4 0 251 6-2 UCLA 12/23/1943 Rook 2
82 Red Phillips 31 WR 13 9 197 6-1 Auburn 2/5/1936 9 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
45 Ed Sharockman 28 RCB 14 13 200 6-0 Pittsburgh 11/4/1939 6 7 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
73 Jerry Shay 23 1 0 250 6-3 Purdue 7/10/1944 1 3 Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1966
69 Arnie Simkus 24 11 0 240 6-4 Michigan 3/25/1943 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 72nd pick / 1965
64 Milt Sunde 25 LG 10 8 250 6-2 Minnesota 2/1/1942 3 3 Minnesota Vikings / 20th / 271st pick / 1964
72 Archie Sutton 26 2 0 262 6-4 Illinois 11/2/1941 2 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
33 Pete Tatman 22 5 0 220 6-1 Nebraska 4/27/1945 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 244th pick / 1967
53 Mick Tingelhoff* 27 C 14 14 237 6-2 Nebraska 5/22/1940 5 8
51 Dave Tobey 24 2 0 231 6-3 Oregon 3/17/1943 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 130th pick / 1965
15 Ron Vander Kelen 28 qb 11 3 185 6-1 Wisconsin 11/6/1939 4 2 New York Jets / 21st / 163rd pick / 1963
63 Jim Vellone 23 LG 14 8 255 6-3 USC 8/20/1944 1 3
39 Bobby Walden 29 P 14 0 190 6-0 Georgia 3/9/1938 3 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1961
59 Lonnie Warwick 25 MLB 14 14 238 6-3 Tennessee,Tennessee Tech 2/26/1942 2 8
84 Gene Washington 23 14 0 208 6-3 Michigan St. 1/25/1944 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1967
60 Roy Winston 27 LLB 14 12 222 5-11 LSU 9/15/1940 5 6 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
Team Total 25.5 14 222.3 6-1.8 2.7