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1969 Minnesota Vikings

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in NFL Central Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 17.6, Offense: 6.9, Defense: 10.6, SoS: 0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (27.1/g), 1st of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 133 points (9.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 246 points (17.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.9-1.1.

Coach: Bud Grant (12-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Burns

Stadium: Metropolitan Stadium
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joe Kapp* 31 2 13 120 for 237, 1,726 yards, 19 td, 13 int, & 22 rushes for 104 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 18th / 209th pick / 1959
HB Dave Osborn 26 4 14 186 rushes for 643 yards, 7 td, & 22 catches for 236 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 13th / 176th pick / 1965
FB Bill Brown 31 8 12 126 rushes for 430 yards, 3 td, & 21 catches for 183 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
WR John Henderson 26 4 14 34 catches for 553 yards, 5 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 63rd pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 17th / 136th pick / 1965
WR Gene Washington*+ 25 2 14 39 catches for 821 yards, 9 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1967
TE John Beasley 24 2 12 33 catches for 361 yards, 4 td Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 197th pick / 1967
LT Grady Alderman*+ 31 9 14 Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LG Jim Vellone 25 3 13 1 fumble recovered
C Mick Tingelhoff*+ 29 7 14
RG Milt Sunde 27 5 14 Minnesota Vikings / 20th / 271st pick / 1964
RT Doug Davis 25 3 8 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 72nd pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Carl Eller*+ 27 5 14 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
LDT Gary Larsen* 29 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 133rd pick / 1964
RDT Alan Page*+ 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 15th pick / 1967
RDE Jim Marshall* 32 9 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLB Roy Winston 29 7 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
MLB Lonnie Warwick 27 4 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RLB Wally Hilgenberg 27 5 14 Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 8th / 57th pick / 1964
LCB Earsell Mackbee 28 4 14 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Bobby Bryant 25 1 10 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 167th pick / 1967
LS Karl Kassulke 28 6 13 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
RS Paul Krause* 27 5 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 18th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 12th / 89th pick / 1964
 Special Teams Starters
K Fred Cox+ 31 6 0 26 of 37 field goals & 43 of 43 extra points Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
P Bob Lee 23 Rook 0 67 punts for a 40.0 average, 0 blocked Minnesota Vikings / 17th / 441st pick / 1968
PR Charlie West 23 1 0 39 punt returns for a 6.3 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1968
KR Clint Jones 24 2 0 17 kick returns for a 26.1 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 2nd pick / 1967

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
67 Grady Alderman*+ 31 LT 14 14 247 6-2 Detroit Mercy 12/10/1938 9 13 Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
87 John Beasley 24 TE 14 12 228 6-3 California 4/6/1945 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 197th pick / 1967
66 Bookie Bolin 29 6 0 240 6-2 Mississippi 6/17/1940 7 3 New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 14th / 107th pick / 1962
30 Bill Brown 31 FB 12 12 228 5-11 Illinois 6/29/1938 8 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 6th / 45th pick / 1961
20 Bobby Bryant 25 RCB 10 10 170 6-1 South Carolina 1/24/1944 1 13 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 167th pick / 1967
14 Fred Cox+ 31 K 14 0 200 5-11 Pittsburgh 12/11/1938 6 7 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
15 Gary Cuozzo 28 qb 9 1 195 6-0 Virginia 4/26/1941 6 3
71 Doug Davis 25 RT 10 8 255 6-4 Kentucky 7/22/1944 3 4 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 72nd pick / 1966
76 Paul Dickson 32 13 0 252 6-5 Baylor 2/26/1937 10 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
81 Carl Eller*+ 27 LDE 14 14 247 6-6 Minnesota 2/25/1942 5 21 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
27 Bob Grim 24 14 0 200 6-0 Oregon St. 5/8/1945 2 2 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 28th pick / 1967
49 Dale Hackbart 31 12 0 210 6-3 Wisconsin 7/21/1938 9 6 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1960
86 Tom Hall 29 3 0 195 6-1 Minnesota 4/3/1940 7 0 Detroit Lions / 7th / 94th pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1962
50 Jim Hargrove 24 6 0 233 6-2 Howard Payne 2/21/1945 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 348th pick / 1967
35 Billy Harris 23 13 0 204 6-2 Colorado 1/17/1946 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 13th / 329th pick / 1968
80 John Henderson 26 WR 14 14 195 6-3 Michigan 3/21/1943 4 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 63rd pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 17th / 136th pick / 1965
58 Wally Hilgenberg 27 RLB 14 14 229 6-3 Iowa 9/19/1942 5 12 Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 8th / 57th pick / 1964
26 Clint Jones 24 KR 14 0 205 6-0 Michigan St. 5/24/1945 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 2nd pick / 1967
11 Joe Kapp* 31 QB 13 13 215 6-2 California 3/19/1938 2 10 Washington Redskins / 18th / 209th pick / 1959
29 Karl Kassulke 28 LS 13 13 195 6-0 Marquette,Drake 3/20/1941 6 12 Detroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
36 John Kirby 27 2 0 230 6-3 Nebraska 5/30/1942 5 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 62nd pick / 1964
89 Kent Kramer 25 13 0 235 6-4 Minnesota 7/21/1944 3 1 Miami Dolphins / 13th / 110th pick / 1966
San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 133rd pick / 1966
22 Paul Krause* 27 RS 14 14 200 6-3 Iowa 2/19/1942 5 19 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 18th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 12th / 89th pick / 1964
77 Gary Larsen* 29 LDT 14 14 261 6-5 Concordia-Moorhead (MN) 3/13/1940 5 16 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 133rd pick / 1964
19 Bob Lee 23 P 14 0 195 6-2 Arizona St.,Pacific 8/7/1946 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 17th / 441st pick / 1968
21 Jim Lindsey 25 10 0 210 6-2 Arkansas 11/24/1944 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 17th pick / 1966
Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 27th pick / 1966
46 Earsell Mackbee 28 LCB 14 14 195 6-1 Utah St. 1/15/1941 4 15
70 Jim Marshall* 32 RDE 14 14 248 6-4 Ohio St. 12/30/1937 9 17 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
55 Mike McGill 23 10 0 235 6-2 Notre Dame 11/21/1946 1 6 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 76th pick / 1968
41 Dave Osborn 26 HB 14 14 208 6-0 North Dakota 3/18/1943 4 10 Minnesota Vikings / 13th / 176th pick / 1965
88 Alan Page*+ 24 RDT 14 14 245 6-4 Notre Dame 8/7/1945 2 23 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 15th pick / 1967
32 Oscar Reed 25 14 0 222 6-0 Colorado St. 3/24/1944 1 5 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 167th pick / 1968
52 Mike Reilly 27 10 0 225 6-3 Iowa 3/27/1942 5 6 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 37th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 4th / 47th pick / 1964
45 Ed Sharockman 30 11 0 200 6-0 Pittsburgh 11/4/1939 8 6 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 57th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 22nd / 174th pick / 1961
74 Steve Smith 25 14 0 250 6-2 Michigan 5/29/1944 3 3 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 71st pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 16th / 140th pick / 1966
64 Milt Sunde 27 RG 14 14 250 6-2 Minnesota 2/1/1942 5 7 Minnesota Vikings / 20th / 271st pick / 1964
53 Mick Tingelhoff*+ 29 C 14 14 237 6-2 Nebraska 5/22/1940 7 13
63 Jim Vellone 25 LG 13 13 255 6-3 USC 8/20/1944 3 6
59 Lonnie Warwick 27 MLB 14 14 238 6-3 Tennessee,Tennessee Tech 2/26/1942 4 15
84 Gene Washington*+ 25 WR 14 14 208 6-3 Michigan St. 1/25/1944 2 12 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1967
40 Charlie West 23 PR 14 0 197 6-1 Angelo State (TX),Texas-El Paso 8/31/1946 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1968
62 Ed White 22 14 0 269 6-1 California 4/4/1947 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
60 Roy Winston 29 LLB 14 14 222 5-11 LSU 9/15/1940 7 14 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
73 Ron Yary 23 rt 11 6 255 6-5 USC 8/16/1946 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1968
Team Total 26.7 14 223.5 6-2.1 4.2