Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBFran Tarkenton321114215 for 378, 2,651 yards, 18 td, 13 int, & 27 rushes for 180 yards and 0 tdMinnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
RBOscar Reed28414151 rushes for 639 yards, 2 td, & 30 catches for 205 yards and 0 tdMinnesota Vikings / 7th / 167th pick / 1968
FBEd Marinaro22Rook666 rushes for 223 yards, 0 td, & 28 catches for 218 yards and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 2nd / 50th pick / 1972
WRJohn Gilliam*2751447 catches for 1,035 yards, 7 td, & 8 rushes for 14 yards and 0 tdNew Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1967
WRGene Washington2851118 catches for 259 yards, 2 tdMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1967
TEJohn Beasley2751428 catches for 232 yards, 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 8th / 197th pick / 1967
LTGrady Alderman341214Detroit Lions / 10th / 111th pick / 1960
LGEd White25314Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
CMick Tingelhoff3210143 fumbles recovered
RGMilt Sunde30814Minnesota Vikings / 20th / 271st pick / 1964
RTRon Yary*+26414Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1968
Defensive Starters
LDECarl Eller308140 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredBuffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964, Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
LDTGary Larsen32814Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 133rd pick / 1964
RDTAlan Page*27514Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 15th pick / 1967
RDEJim Marshall3512140 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredCleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLBRoy Winston3210133 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredSan Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962, Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
MLBJeff Siemon22Rook82 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 10th pick / 1972
RLBWally Hilgenberg308141 interception, 2 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1964, Denver Broncos / 8th / 57th pick / 1964
LCBCharlie West264133 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1968
RCBBobby Bryant284144 interceptions, 2 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 7th / 167th pick / 1967
SSKarl Kassulke31962 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredDetroit Lions / 11th / 152nd pick / 1963
FSPaul Krause*308146 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredWashington Redskins / 2nd / 18th pick / 1964, Denver Broncos / 12th / 89th pick / 1964
Special Teams Starters
KFred Cox349021 of 33 field goals & 34 of 34 extra pointsCleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
PMike Eischeid326062 punts for a 42.8 average, 1 blocked
PRCharlie West2641316 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 0 tdMinnesota Vikings / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1968
KRJohn Gilliam*2751414 kick returns for a 26.4 average and 0 tdNew Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1967

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