Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QBFran Tarkenton*361513255 for 412, 2,961 yards, 17 td, 8 int, & 27 rushes for 45 yards and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 3rd / 29th pick / 1961, Boston Patriots / 5th / 34th pick / 1961
RBChuck Foreman*26314278 rushes for 1,155 yards, 13 td, & 55 catches for 567 yards and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 12th pick / 1973
FBBrent McClanahan25313130 rushes for 382 yards, 4 td, & 40 catches for 252 yards and 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 5th / 118th pick / 1973
WRAhmad Rashad2741153 catches for 671 yards, 3 tdSt. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1972
WRSammy White*22Rook1451 catches for 906 yards, 10 td, & 5 rushes for -10 yards and 0 tdMinnesota Vikings / 2nd / 54th pick / 1976
TEStu Voigt2861428 catches for 303 yards, 1 tdMinnesota Vikings / 10th / 260th pick / 1970
LTSteve Riley24214Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 1974
LGCharles Goodrum26314Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 232nd pick / 1972
CMick Tingelhoff3614141 fumble recovered
RGEd White*297131 fumble recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
RTRon Yary*+308141 fumble recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1968
Defensive Starters
LDECarl Eller341213Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1964, Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
LDTDoug Sutherland286140 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredNew Orleans Saints / 14th / 348th pick / 1970
RDTAlan Page*319140 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 15th pick / 1967
RDEJim Marshall391614Cleveland Browns / 4th / 44th pick / 1960
LLBMatt Blair262132 interceptions, 5 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1974
MLBJeff Siemon*264141 interception, 0 fumbles recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 1st / 10th pick / 1972
RLBWally Hilgenberg3412140 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredDetroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1964, Denver Broncos / 8th / 57th pick / 1964
LCBNate Wright297137 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCBNate Allen285113 interceptions, 1 fumble recoveredKansas City Chiefs / 11th / 276th pick / 1971
SSJeff Wright275141 interception, 1 fumble recoveredMinnesota Vikings / 15th / 388th pick / 1971
FSPaul Krause3412142 interceptions, 0 fumbles recoveredWashington Redskins / 2nd / 18th pick / 1964, Denver Broncos / 12th / 89th pick / 1964
Special Teams Starters
KFred Cox3813019 of 31 field goals & 32 of 36 extra pointsCleveland Browns / 8th / 110th pick / 1961, New York Titans / 28th / 221st pick / 1961
PNeil Clabo241069 punts for a 38.8 average, 0 blockedMinnesota Vikings / 10th / 258th pick / 1975
PRLeonard Willis23Rook030 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 0 tdMinnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 1976
KRLeonard Willis23Rook024 kick returns for a 23.0 average and 0 tdMinnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 1976

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