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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 Roster
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.


Passing:

PlayerAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
Fran Tarkenton28015756.119977.1186.4176.171 74.7
George Shaw914650.55305.844.444.442 64.8
Jamie Caleb100.000.000.000.039.6
Tommy Mason100.000.000.000.039.6
Hugh McElhenny100.000.000.000.039.6
Jerry Reichow300.000.000.0133.30.0
Totals37720353.825276.7225.8225.871 00
Opponents36519453.229268.0215.8226.0

Rushing:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Hugh McElhenny1205704.841 3
Mel Triplett804075.137 1
Ray Hayes733194.422 2
Fran Tarkenton563085.552 5
Tommy Mason602263.821 3
Doug Mayberry13403.113 0
George Shaw10393.919 0
Jamie Caleb3113.70
Jerry Reichow393.021 0
Mike Mercer1-32-32.0-32 0
Totals41918974.552 14
Opponents49326675.429

Receiving:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Jerry Reichow5085917.251 11
Hugh McElhenny372837.626 3
Dave Middleton3044414.857 2
Tommy Mason201226.118 0
Ray Hayes161217.622 0
A.D. Williams1317413.449 1
Gordie Smith1232026.771 4
Mel Triplett10414.115 0
Bob Schnelker67011.720 1
Dick Haley34314.322 0
Will Sherman24020.032 0
Doug Mayberry2189.013 0
Jamie Caleb2-8-4.00
Totals203252712.471 22
Opponents19429268.021

Kicking:

PlayerXPAXPMXP %FGAFGMFG %Pts.
Mike Mercer373697.321942.963
Totals373697.321942.963
Opponents525096.2261557.795

Punting:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.Long
Mike Mercer63245839.059
Totals63245839.059
Opponents46190441.4

Punt Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Tommy Mason1414610.423 0
Hugh McElhenny815519.481 1
Jamie Caleb188.00
Totals2330913.481 1
Opponents230.0 0

Kick Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Tommy Mason2560324.142 0
Jamie Caleb2250422.938 0
Justin Rowland817521.930 0
Dick Pesonen613622.760 0
Mel Triplett34113.718 0
Jim Leo393.00
Hugh McElhenny25929.535 0
Billy Gault24120.521 0
Ray Hayes100.00
Totals72156821.860 0
Opponents51114822.5 0

Interceptions:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Rip Hawkins57014.034 0
Clancy Osborne4358.810 0
Dean Derby37324.330 0
Jack Morris29045.065 0
Rich Mostardo22211.021 0
Charlie Sumner263.00
Dick Pesonen12828.028 0
Dick Grecni11616.016 0
Karl Rubke11212.012 0
Justin Rowland144.00
Totals2235616.265 0
Opponents22nan 

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
PlayerTackleSoloAssistTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
Grady Alderman031500
Ed Culpepper02000
Dean Derby002000
Dick Haley11000
Ray Hayes5000
Jerry Huth01000
Jim Marshall04000
Tommy Mason7200
Hugh McElhenny8220
Dave Middleton0100
Jack Morris002000
Rich Mostardo0031800
Fred Murphy02000
Clancy Osborne002000
Dick Pesonen010000
Ken Petersen01000
Jim Prestel01000
Bob Schnelker0100
George Shaw10000
Gordie Smith1000
Charlie Sumner003200
Fran Tarkenton8500
Mel Triplett4000
Totals0000000363837000
Opponents3123

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
PlayerRushRecPuntKickIntFumOtherFGXP2 PtSafPoints
Ray Hayes200012
Tommy Mason3000018
Hugh McElhenny3310042
Mike Mercer0093663
Dave Middleton2012
Jerry Reichow011066
Bob Schnelker106
Gordie Smith4024
Fran Tarkenton5030
Mel Triplett10006
A.D. Williams106
Totals14221000093600285
Opponents2921001550407