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1962 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 6th place Western Conference 2-11-1 .154
Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin
Offensive EndsDarrel Brewster
Defensive BacksHarry Gilmer
Defensive LineStan West
Offensive LineWalt Yowarsky
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/11/1962NSan Francisco 49ers24-30LSeattle, WAHusky Stadium22500
Sat8/18/1962NLos Angeles Rams24-33LPortland, ORMultnomah Stadium23544
Sat8/25/1962HSt. Louis Cardinals21-24LMinneapolis, MNParade Stadium15500
Sun9/2/1962HBaltimore Colts24-13WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium27227
Sat9/8/1962NDallas Cowboys45-26WAtlanta, GAGrady High School Stadium12500
Sun9/16/1962AGreen Bay Packers7-34LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium38669
Sun9/23/1962HBaltimore Colts7-34LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium30787
Sun9/30/1962ASan Francisco 49ers7-21LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium38407
Sun10/7/1962HChicago Bears0-13LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium33141
Sun10/14/1962HGreen Bay Packers21-48LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium41475
Sun10/21/1962ALos Angeles Rams38-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum33071
Sun10/28/1962HPhiladelphia Eagles31-21WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium30071
Sun11/4/1962APittsburgh Steelers31-39LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field14642
Sun11/11/1962AChicago Bears30-31LChicago, ILWrigley Field46984
Sun11/18/1962HDetroit Lions6-17LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium31257
Sun11/25/1962HLos Angeles Rams24-24TBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium26728
Sun12/2/1962HSan Francisco 49ers12-35LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium33076
Sun12/9/1962ADetroit Lions23-37LDetroit, MITiger Stadium42256
Sun12/16/1962ABaltimore Colts17-42LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium53645
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
85Tom AdamsFL-SE6'421522Minnesota-Duluth6
67Grady AldermanLOT6'224224Detroit Mercy1414
61Larry BowieLDE-RDT6'224723Purdue14
30Bill BrownFB5'1122524Illinois14
22Bill ButlerRS-LS5'1018925Tennessee-Chattanooga1412
36Jim ChristophersonRLB-K6'021524Concordia (Moorhead)14
62Bob DentonROG-LOT-LOG6'424128Stockton JC; Pacific14
25Dean DerbyLCB6'018727Washington1111
76Paul DicksonRDT6'525225Baylor1414
84Oscar DonahueSE-FL6'320025San Francisco CC; San Jose State13
88Charley FergusonFL6'521823Tennessee State109
40Tom FranckhauserLCB-LS6'019525Purdue14
58Rip HawkinsMLB6'323123North Carolina1411
65Gerry HuthLOG5'1122629Wake Forest1412
21Chuck LamsonRS-LS6'018923Iowa State; Wyoming1414
51Jim LeoLDE-LDT6'122225Cincinnati1414
73Errol LindenROT6'525825Houston12
55Cliff LivingstonLLB6'321232Orange Coast JC; UCLA1211
70Jim MarshallRDE6'323925Ohio State1414
20Tommy MasonHB6'019523Tulane1411
35Doug MayberryFB6'122325California; Yuba JC; Utah State1310
15John McCormickP-QB6'120125Boston College; Massachusetts13
39Hugh McElhennyHB-FB6'119734Compton CC; Washington11
18Mike MercerK-P6'020827Minnesota; Florida State; Hardin-Simmons; Northern Arizona40
31Clancy OsborneRLB-LLB6'321828Arizona State1411
79Jim PrestelLDT-RDT6'526425Idaho1414
64Mike RaboldROG6'223924Indiana1414
27Bob ReedFL5'1118723Solano CC; Pacific6
89Jerry ReichowSE-FL-TE6'221728Iowa1212
45Ed SharockmanRCB6'020023Pittsburgh1414
87Gordon SmithTE6'221123Arizona State; Missouri5
82Steve StonebreakerTE6'322325Detroit Mercy149
26Charlie SumnerDB6'119432William & Mary14
10Fran TarkentonQB6'119022Georgia1414
53Mick TingelhoffC6'123722Nebraska1414
33Mel TriplettFB6'121532Toledo14
60Roy WinstonMLB-LOG6'122822Louisiana State13
72Frank YousoROT6'425726Minnesota1313
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bill Miller330EMiami (Florida)
Roy Winston445GLouisiana State
Larry Bowie673TPurdue
Paul White8101HBFlorida
Marshall Shirk9114TUCLA
Gary Fallon12157HBSyracuse
Roger Van Cleef13170TSouthwestern Oklahoma State
Pat Russ14185TPurdue
Larry Guilford15198EPacific
John Contoulis16213TConnecticutFuture
Ron Staley17226EWisconsin
Junior Hawthorne18241TKentuckyFuture
Tommy Minter19254BBaylor
Terry Cagaanan20269BUtah StateFuture
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals51962285
Opponents Totals7979118134
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:49223102107145816834.551533.344447
Opponents Totals31:1126611913987517642.681361.568633
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Christopherson02828100.0112055.0061
Tommy Mason80000048
Charley Ferguson60000036
Jerry Reichow30000018
Mel Triplett30000018
Doug Mayberry20000012
Fran Tarkenton20000012
Bill Brown1000006
Bill Butler1000006
Oscar Donahue1000006
Bob Reed1000006
Ed Sharockman1000006
Gordon Smith1000006
Steve Stonebreaker1000006
Mike Mercer033100.0050.003
Rip Hawkins0000012
Jim Leo0000012
Team Totals313131100.0112544.02254
Opponents Totals52515298.1153050.01410
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Christopherson112055.04/41/34/62/70/0
Mike Mercer050.00/00/20/00/30/0
Team Totals112544.04/41/54/62/100/0
Opponents Totals153050.05/61/36/113/90/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Mason1677404.4712
Fran Tarkenton413618.8312
Doug Mayberry742743.7171
Hugh McElhenny502004.0270
Mel Triplett521603.1182
Bill Brown341033.0150
Bob Reed6223.7110
John McCormick242.040
Team Totals42618644.4717
Opponents Totals46319784.360t20
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Fran Tarkenton32916349.514125957.915.989t226.7257.645450214566.9
John McCormick18738.961045.814.95300.0527.83337119.0
Tommy Mason100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals34817048.914726997.815.989t226.3318.9483221659.1
Opponents Totals39721453.915833658.515.780t297.3256.320242312380.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jerry Reichow3956114.4413
Tommy Mason3660316.874t6
Oscar Donahue1628517.8531
Hugh McElhenny1619111.9410
Charley Ferguson1436426.089t6
Steve Stonebreaker1222718.9561
Doug Mayberry111009.1211
Bill Brown1012412.4291
Gordon Smith713819.7401
Bob Reed4379.337t1
Tom Adams35117.0220
Mel Triplett23015.0271
Fran Tarkenton0-12-12L0
Team Totals170269915.989t22
Opponents Totals214336515.780t29
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ed Sharockman69215.3320
Bill Butler58016.039t1
Tom Franckhauser4276.8240
Dean Derby400.000
Charlie Sumner34615.3320
Jim Christopherson13232.0320
Rip Hawkins133.030
Chuck Lamson100.000
Team Totals2528011.239t1
Opponents Totals3144514.41
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John McCormick46179539.053027
Mike Mercer1982743.577037
Team Totals65262240.3770514261226134.8
Opponents Totals52224943.382019374185535.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Butler12216914.1460
Bob Reed90829.1190
Tommy Mason60528.7160
Hugh McElhenny52438.6140
Ed Sharockman101616.0160
Tom Franckhauser101212.0120
Team Totals34537411.0460
Opponents Totals32152618.2650
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Butler2658822.6450
Bob Reed1333725.9400
Tommy Mason1230125.1420
Hugh McElhenny716022.9400
Ed Sharockman37123.7470
Jim Prestel22914.5170
Larry Bowie273.560
Bob Denton11717.0170
Steve Stonebreaker11212.0120
Team Totals67152222.7470
Opponents Totals52114922.1450
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Grady Alderman0010100
Bill Brown110100
Bill Butler312370
Bob Denton0001100
Paul Dickson0001100
Tom Franckhauser0002200
Rip Hawkins100000
Gerry Huth0010100
Chuck Lamson0002200
Cliff Livingston0002200
Jim Marshall0011200
Tommy Mason930300
Doug Mayberry510100
John McCormick100000
Hugh McElhenny310100
Clancy Osborne0002200
Jim Prestel101100
Mike Rabold0001100
Bob Reed300000
Jerry Reichow100000
Ed Sharockman2022881
Gordon Smith0010100
Charlie Sumner0010100
Fran Tarkenton520200
Mick Tingelhoff0001100
Mel Triplett200000
Team Totals3723141832951
Opponents Totals30181223352
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