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1975 Minnesota Vikings

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.9, Offense: 3.5, Defense: 5.4, SoS: -5.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 377 points (26.9/g), 3rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 180 points (12.9/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 197 points (14.1/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.9-2.1.

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 Fran Tarkenton*+ 35 14 14 273 for 425, 2,994 yards, 25 td, 13 int, & 16 rushes for 108 yards and 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
RB Chuck Foreman*+ 25 2 12 280 rushes for 1,070 yards, 13 td, & 73 catches for 691 yards and 9 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 12th pick / 1973
FB Ed Marinaro 25 3 12 101 rushes for 358 yards, 1 td, & 54 catches for 462 yards and 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 50th pick / 1972
WR John Gilliam* 30 8 14 50 catches for 777 yards, 7 td, & 3 rushes for 35 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1967
WR Jim Lash 24 2 14 37 catches for 535 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 65th pick / 1973
TE Stu Voigt 27 5 13 34 catches for 363 yards, 4 td Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 260th pick / 1970
LT Charles Goodrum 25 2 7 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1972
LG Andy Maurer 27 5 7 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 64th pick / 1970
C Mick Tingelhoff 35 13 14 2 fumbles recovered
RG Ed White* 28 6 11 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
RT Ron Yary*+ 29 7 14 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Carl Eller 33 11 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
LDT Doug Sutherland 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 14th / 348th pick / 1970
RDT Alan Page*+ 30 8 14 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 15th pick / 1967
RDE Jim Marshall 38 15 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLB Roy Winston 35 13 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
MLB Jeff Siemon* 25 3 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 10th pick / 1972
RLB Wally Hilgenberg 33 11 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 8th / 57th pick / 1964
LCB Nate Wright 28 6 14
RCB Bobby Bryant* 31 7 14 6 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 167th pick / 1967
SS Terry Brown 28 6 12 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1969
FS Paul Krause*+ 33 11 14 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 18th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 12th / 89th pick / 1964
 Special Teams Starters
K Fred Cox 37 12 0 13 of 17 field goals & 46 of 48 extra points Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
P Neil Clabo 23 Rook 0 73 punts for a 41.1 average, 2 blocked Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 258th pick / 1975
PR Bobby Bryant* 31 7 14 19 punt returns for a 6.6 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 167th pick / 1967
KR Brent McClanahan 24 2 4 17 kick returns for a 21.2 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 118th pick / 1973

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
45 Pete Athas 29 5 0 185 5-11 Tennessee 9/15/1946 4 3 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 257th pick / 1970
27 Autry Beamon 22 14 0 190 6-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/12/1953 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 311th pick / 1975
17 Bob Berry 33 1 0 185 5-11 Oregon 3/10/1942 10 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 142nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 26th / 201st pick / 1964
21 Joe Blahak 25 9 0 187 5-9 Nebraska 8/29/1950 2 3 Houston Oilers / 8th / 183rd pick / 1973
59 Matt Blair 25 14 0 232 6-5 Iowa St. 9/20/1950 1 5 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1974
24 Terry Brown 28 SS 13 12 205 6-0 Oklahoma St. 1/9/1947 6 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1969
20 Bobby Bryant* 31 PR 14 14 170 6-1 South Carolina 1/24/1944 7 12 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 167th pick / 1967
12 Neil Clabo 23 P 14 0 200 6-2 Tennessee 11/18/1952 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 258th pick / 1975
14 Fred Cox 37 K 14 0 200 5-11 Pittsburgh 12/11/1938 12 6 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
84 Steve Craig 24 te 14 1 231 6-3 Northwestern 3/13/1951 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 64th pick / 1974
81 Carl Eller 33 LDE 14 14 247 6-6 Minnesota 2/25/1942 11 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
44 Chuck Foreman*+ 25 RB 14 12 210 6-2 Miami (FL) 10/26/1950 2 20 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 12th pick / 1973
42 John Gilliam* 30 WR 14 14 195 6-1 South Carolina St. 8/7/1945 8 11 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1967
68 Charles Goodrum 25 LT 14 7 256 6-3 Florida A&M 1/11/1950 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1972
87 Clint Haslerig 23 7 0 189 6-0 Michigan 4/9/1952 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 83rd pick / 1974
58 Wally Hilgenberg 33 RLB 14 14 229 6-3 Iowa 9/19/1942 11 9 Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 8th / 57th pick / 1964
89 Doug Kingsriter 25 3 0 222 6-2 Minnesota 1/29/1950 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 139th pick / 1973
22 Paul Krause*+ 33 FS 14 14 200 6-3 Iowa 2/19/1942 11 15 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 18th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 12th / 89th pick / 1964
82 Jim Lash 24 WR 14 14 200 6-1 Northwestern 11/12/1951 2 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 65th pick / 1973
65 Steve Lawson 26 11 3 265 6-3 Kansas 1/4/1949 4 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 41st pick / 1971
19 Bob Lee 29 4 0 195 6-2 Arizona St.,Pacific 8/7/1946 6 0 Minnesota Vikings / 17th / 441st pick / 1968
75 Bob Lurtsema 33 14 0 250 6-6 Michigan Tech,West. Michigan 3/29/1942 8 5
49 Ed Marinaro 25 FB 14 12 212 6-2 Cornell 3/31/1950 3 10 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 50th pick / 1972
70 Jim Marshall 38 RDE 14 14 248 6-4 Ohio St. 12/30/1937 15 9 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
55 Amos Martin 26 5 0 228 6-3 Louisville 1/30/1949 3 3 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 154th pick / 1972
66 Andy Maurer 27 LG 14 7 265 6-3 Oregon 9/30/1948 5 5 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 64th pick / 1970
33 Brent McClanahan 24 KR 12 4 202 5-10 Arizona St. 9/21/1951 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 118th pick / 1973
80 Sam McCullum 23 9 0 203 6-2 Montana St. 11/30/1952 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1974
54 Fred McNeill 23 llb 14 5 229 6-2 UCLA 5/6/1952 1 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 17th pick / 1974
35 Robert Miller 22 14 0 204 5-11 Kansas 1/9/1953 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 129th pick / 1975
77 Mark Mullaney 22 14 0 242 6-6 Colorado St. 4/30/1953 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1975
41 Dave Osborn 32 14 0 208 6-0 North Dakota 3/18/1943 10 1 Minnesota Vikings / 13th / 176th pick / 1965
88 Alan Page*+ 30 RDT 14 14 245 6-4 Notre Dame 8/7/1945 8 14 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 15th pick / 1967
78 Steve Riley 23 14 7 258 6-5 USC 11/23/1952 1 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1974
50 Jeff Siemon* 25 MLB 14 14 235 6-2 Stanford 6/2/1950 3 12 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 10th pick / 1972
56 Bob Stein 27 9 0 235 6-3 Minnesota 1/22/1948 6 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 126th pick / 1969
69 Doug Sutherland 27 LDT 14 14 250 6-3 Wisc-Superior 8/1/1948 5 9 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 348th pick / 1970
10 Fran Tarkenton*+ 35 QB 14 14 190 6-0 Georgia 2/3/1940 14 16 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
53 Mick Tingelhoff 35 C 14 14 237 6-2 Nebraska 5/22/1940 13 9
83 Stu Voigt 27 TE 13 13 223 6-1 Wisconsin 8/12/1948 5 5 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 260th pick / 1970
72 John Ward 27 14 7 258 6-4 Oklahoma St. 5/27/1948 5 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1970
62 Ed White* 28 RG 13 11 269 6-1 California 4/4/1947 6 9 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
60 Roy Winston 35 LLB 9 9 222 5-11 LSU 9/15/1940 13 6 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 42nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 45th pick / 1962
23 Jeff Wright 26 db 3 2 190 5-11 Minnesota 6/13/1949 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 15th / 388th pick / 1971
43 Nate Wright 28 LCB 14 14 180 5-11 San Diego St. 12/21/1947 6 6
73 Ron Yary*+ 29 RT 14 14 255 6-5 USC 8/16/1946 7 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1968
Team Total 27.8 14 220.2 6-1.8 5.4