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<< 1962    1961 Minnesota Vikings

Team Info | Schedule & Results | Team Stats | Individual Stats


 Team Info   Top
Record: 3 - 11
(pythagorean: 3 - 11, .266)

Coaching: Norm Van Brocklin 3 - 11

1961 Pro Bowl Players:
HB - Hugh McElhenny
E - Jerry Reichow

1961 Draft

Round - Pick (Overall Pick)
1-1 (1) - Tommy Mason, Tulane, RB  
2-1 (15) - Rip Hawkins, North Carolina, LB  
3-1 (29) - Fran Tarkenton, Georgia, QB  
4-1 (43) - Chuck Lamson, Wyoming, RB  
5-1 (57) - Ed Sharockman, Pittsburgh, RB  
6-1 (71) - Jerry Burch, Georgia Tech, E  
7-1 (85) - Allan Ferrie, Wagner, E  
8-1 (99) - Paul Lidquist, New Hampshire, T  
9-1 (113) - Dan Sheehan, Tennessee-Chattanooga, T  
10-1 (127) - Doug Mayberry, Utah State, RB  
11-1 (141) - Jerry Mays, Southern Methodist, T  
12-1 (155) - Steve Stonebreaker, Detroit, E  
13-1 (169) - Ray Hayes, Central State (OK), RB  
14-1 (183) - Ken Peterson, Utah, T  
15-1 (197) - Mike Mercer, Arizona State, E  
16-1 (211) - Ted Karpowicz, Detroit, RB  
17-1 (225) - Willie Jones, Purdue, B  
18-1 (239) - Bob Voight, Cal State-Los Angeles, T  
19-1 (253) - Bill Hill, Presbyterian, RB  
20-1 (267) - Mike McFarland, Western Illinois, QB  


 Schedule & Results   Top
WeekOpponentScore
Week 1CHI13
at MIN37
Week 2MIN7
at DAL21
Week 3MIN33
at BLC34
Week 4DAL28
at MIN0
Week 5SFO38
at MIN24
Week 6GNB33
at MIN7
Week 7MIN10
at GNB28
Week 8MIN17
at LAM31
Week 9BLC20
at MIN28
Week 10DET37
at MIN10
Week 11MIN28
at SFO38
Week 12LAM21
at MIN42
Week 13MIN7
at DET13
Week 14MIN35
at CHI52


 Team Statistics   Top
 1st DOWNS PASSING RUSHING MISC
 PTSYDSTDRUSHPASSPENTOT ATTCMPYDsTDINTSKDSKY ATTYDsTD PENPenYDsFUMLOSTREC
OFFENSE2853886371041239236 377203252722220538 419189714 363753622--
DEFENSE40755935214713212291 365194305121220125 493266729 6563831--23
 
 PUNT RETURN KICK RETURN
  RETYDSTD  RETYDSTD  RETYDSTD  RETYDSTD
SPECIAL TEAMSOWN:233091 OPP:231380 OWN:7215680 OPP:5111480
 
 PUNTING KICKING
  PTYDSTBBLKIN20  PTYDS  XPMXPAFGMFGA  XPMXPAFGMFGA
SPECIAL TEAMSOWN:632458020 OPP:461906 OWN:3637921 OPP:50521526


 Individual Statistics   Top
(Click on column headers to sort table)
 PASSING   RUSHING   RECEIVING
NameGPATTCMPPCTYDSYPATDINTSKDSKYRAT ATTYDSAVGTDLNG RECYDSAVGTDLNG
Fran Tarkenton1428015756.119977.1318174441674.7 563085.5552t  000.000
George Shaw8914650.55305.82441412264.8 10393.9019  000.000
Jerry Reichow14300.000.0001000.0 393.0021  5085917.21151t
Hugh Mcelhenny13100.000.00000039.6 1205704.8341  372837.6326
Tommy Mason13100.000.00000039.6 602263.8321  201226.1018
Jamie Caleb10100.000.00000039.6 3113.704  2-8-4.005
Mel Triplett14000.000.0000000.0 804075.1137  10414.1015
Ray Hayes13000.000.0000000.0 733194.4222  161217.6022
Doug Mayberry4000.000.0000000.0 13403.1013  2189.0013
Mike Mercer14000.000.0000000.0 1-32-32.00-32  000.000
Dave Middleton12000.000.0000000.0 000.000 3044414.8257t
A.D. Williams13000.000.0000000.0 000.000 1317413.4149
Gordon Smith9000.000.0000000.0 000.000 1232026.7471t
Bob Schnelker6000.000.0000000.0 000.000 67011.7120
Dick Haley8000.000.0000000.0 000.000 34314.3022
Will Sherman8000.000.0000000.0 000.000 24020.0032

 PUNTS KICKOFFS
NameGPRETYDSAVGFCLNGTD RETYDSAVGLNGTD
Tommy Mason131414610.4423 0 2560324.142 0
Hugh Mcelhenny13815519.4681t 1 25929.535 0
Jamie Caleb10188.008 0 2250422.938 0
Justin Rowland5000.000 0 817521.930 0
Dick Pesonen11000.000 0 613622.760 0
Jim Leo14000.000 0 393.09 0
Mel Triplett14000.000 0 34113.718 0
Billy Gault4000.000 0 24120.521 0
Ray Hayes13000.000 0 100.00 0

 PUNTING KICKING
NameGPPTYDSLNGBLKTBI20NETAVG 1-1920-2930-3940-4950+LNGFGMFGAXPMXPA
Mike Mercer14632458592000.039.0 0/00/00/00/00/009213637

 DEF INTS
NameGPSKSFY INTYDSLNGTD
Rip Hawkins140.00 57034 0
Jack Morris140.00 29065 0
Clancy Osborne140.00 43510 0
Karl Rubke130.00 11212 0
Charlie Sumner130.00 266 0
Dick Grecni120.00 11616 0
Rich Mostardi110.00 22221 0
Dick Pesonen110.00 12828 0
Dean Derby80.00 37330 0
Justin Rowland50.00 144 0

All Players
 FUMBLES
NameGPTOTOWROPRYDSTD
Grady Alderman14030150
Bill Bishop1000000
Jamie Caleb1000000
Ed Culpepper1400200
Bob Denton1400000
Dean Derby800200
Paul Dickson700000
Billy Gault400000
Dick Grecni1200000
Dick Haley811000
Rip Hawkins1400000
Ray Hayes1350000
Gerry Huth1400100
Gene Johnson400000
Don Joyce1400000
Bill Lapham1400000
Jim Leo1400000
Jim Marshall1400400
Tommy Mason1372000
Doug Mayberry400000
Hugh Mcelhenny1382020
Mike Mercer1400000
Dave Middleton1201000
Jack Morris1400200
Rich Mostardi11003180
Fred Murphy1300200
Clancy Osborne1400200
Dick Pesonen1110000
Ken Petersen1200100
Jim Prestel1400100
Mike Rabold1400000
Jerry Reichow1400000
Justin Rowland500000
Karl Rubke1300000
Bob Schnelker600000
George Shaw810000
Will Sherman800000
Lebron Shields600000
Gordon Smith910000
Charlie Sumner1300320
Fran Tarkenton1485000
Mel Triplett1440000
A.D. Williams1300000
Frank Youso1400000


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