Fran Tarkenton Recalls His First Game Playing in the NFL


Gold Jacket and Minnesota Vikings legendary quarterback Fran Tarkenton stopped by the Pro Football Hall of Fame yesterday. He was in town to meet with Hall of Fame officials to learn more about the Hall of Fame Village and how he may be able to offer his leadership talents to assist with the programming.

When Tarkenton entered the meeting room, his eyes were immediately drawn to the jersey he wore and ball he threw in 1975 to set the all-time passing touchdown record as well as the ball he threw the following season to set the NFL record for career passing yards. The artifacts sparked Tarkenton’s memories from when he first entered the NFL and his very first game. Listen to his story below:

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