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Minnesota Vikings

1961 Minnesota Vikings Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 3-11
Finished 7th in the NFL's West Division

Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (3-11)

1961 Minnesota Vikings Statistics
1961 Minnesota Vikings Game-by-Game Results

The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 3 wins and 11 losses, finishing seventh in the NFL's West Division. Norm Van Brocklin coached the team.

PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Grady AldermanT-GDecember 10, 19386'2"247Detroit Mercy
Bill BishopDT-TMay 8, 19316'4"248North Texas
Jamie CalebHB-FBOctober 29, 19366'1"210Grambling St.
Ed CulpepperDTJanuary 21, 19346'1"255Alabama
Bob DentonDE-TJuly 24, 19346'3"244Pacific
Dean DerbyDBJune 11, 19356'0"185Washington
Paul DicksonDT-TFebruary 26, 19376'5"252Baylor
Billy GaultHBDecember 19, 19366'1"185TCU
Dick GrecniLBMarch 27, 19386'1"230Ohio
Dick HaleyDB-HB-EOctober 2, 19375'10"183Pittsburgh
Rip HawkinsLBApril 21, 19396'3"235North Carolina
Ray HayesFBMay 25, 19356'3"235Md-Eastern Shore
Jerry HuthGJuly 23, 19336'0"226Wake Forest
Gene JohnsonDBSeptember 18, 19356'0"187Cincinnati
Don JoyceDE-DTOctober 8, 19296'3"253Tulane
Bill LaphamCFebruary 2, 19346'5"238Drake
Jim LeoDE-LBJune 18, 19376'1"225Cincinnati
Jim MarshallDEDecember 30, 19376'4"248Ohio St.
Tommy MasonRBJuly 8, 19396'1"196Tulane
Doug MayberryFBMarch 23, 19376'1"220California
Hugh McElhennyHBDecember 31, 19286'1"195Washington
Mike MercerKNovember 21, 19356'0"220Minnesota
Dave MiddletonE-HB-FLNovember 23, 19336'1"194Auburn
Jack MorrisDBNovember 1, 19316'0"189Oregon
Rich MostardoDBJuly 1, 19385'11"188Charleston (WV)
Fred MurphyEFebruary 20, 19386'3"205Georgia Tech
Clancy OsborneLBNovember 23, 19346'3"218Arizona St.
Dick PesonenDBJune 10, 19386'0"190Minnesota
Ken PetersenGMarch 26, 19396'2"235Utah
Jim PrestelDTJune 28, 19376'5"275Idaho
Mike RaboldGMarch 12, 19376'2"239Indiana
Jerry ReichowE-QBMay 19, 19346'2"217Iowa
Justin RowlandDBMay 10, 19376'2"188TCU
Karl RubkeLB-C-DT-DEDecember 6, 19356'4"240USC
Bob SchnelkerEOctober 17, 19286'3"214Bowling Green
Ed SharockmanDBNovember 4, 19396'0"200Pittsburgh
George ShawQBJuly 25, 19336'1"183Oregon
Will ShermanDBOctober 20, 19276'2"190St. Mary's (CA)
Lebron ShieldsDE-TJuly 23, 19376'4"250Tennessee
Gordie SmithTEApril 9, 19396'2"220Arizona St.
Charlie SumnerDBOctober 19, 19306'1"194William & Mary
Fran TarkentonQBFebruary 3, 19406'0"190Georgia
Mel TriplettFBDecember 24, 19316'1"215Toledo
A.D. WilliamsE-FLNovember 21, 19336'2"210Pacific
Frank YousoT-DTJuly 5, 19366'4"257Minnesota