Fran Tarkenton

Quarterback

Fran Tarkenton

18 seasons
9 Pro Bowls
47,003 passing yards
342 touchdown passes
3,674 rushing yards

18

seasons

9

Pro Bowls

47,003

passing yards

342

touchdown passes

3,674

rushing yards
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"I scramble because I’m good at it, because I can twist and dodge those big pass rushers better than most guys and we get a lot of touchdowns that way."

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(Georgia)...6'0'', 190...Francis Asbury Tarkenton. . .Almost instant star with four TD passes, first game, 1961. . .Moved to New York (1967), back to Vikings (1972) in stunning trades. . .At retirement led lifetime passers in attempts (6,467), completions (3,686), yards (47,003), touchdowns (342). . .Exciting, elusive scrambler. . . Rushed for 3,674 yards, 32 TDs. . .Led Vikings to three Super Bowls. . .Two-time All-NFL. . .Pro Bowl selection nine times. . . Born February 3, 1940, in Richmond, Virginia.