1962 Minnesota Vikings Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 2-11-1
Finishing 6th in the NFL's West Division
Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (2-11-1)
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
1962 Minnesota Vikings Roster
1962 Minnesota Vikings Results

The Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League ended the 1962 season with a record of 2 wins and 11 losses and 1 ties, finishing sixth in the NFL's West Division.

Minnesota labored to change the scoreboard with just 254 points, while the shaky defensive squad allowed 410, most in the circuit. Tommy Mason carried the ball for a team-best 740 yards for the Vikings.

Fran Tarkenton passed for 2,595 yards. Jerry Reichow paced pass catchers, snagging 39 passes, while Tommy Mason accumulated 603 receiving yards.

Ed Sharockman intercepted 6 opponent throws.

Norm Van Brocklin coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Fran Tarkenton32916349.525957.9226.7257.68966.9
John McCormick18738.91045.800.0527.85319.0
Tommy Mason100.000.000.01100.090.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tommy Mason1677404.471 2
Fran Tarkenton413618.831 2
Doug Mayberry742743.717 1
Hugh McElhenny502004.027 0
Mel Triplett521603.118 2
Bill Brown341033.015 0
Bobby Reed6223.711 0
John McCormick242.00
Totals42618644.471 7


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jerry Reichow3956114.441 3
Tommy Mason3660316.874 6
Oscar Donahue1628517.853 1
Hugh McElhenny1619111.941 0
Charley Ferguson1436426.089 6
Steve Stonebreaker1222718.956 1
Doug Mayberry111009.121 1
Bill Brown1012412.429 1
Gordie Smith713819.740 1
Bobby Reed4379.237 1
Tom Adams35117.032 0
Mel Triplett23015.027 1
Fran Tarkenton-12 0
Totals170269915.989 22


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jim Christopherson2828100.0201155.061
Mike Mercer33100.050.03


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
John McCormick46179539.053
Mike Mercer1982743.577

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Butler1216914.146 0
Bobby Reed9829.119 0
Tommy Mason6528.716 0
Hugh McElhenny5438.614 0
Ed Sharockman11616.016 0
Tom Franckhauser11212.012 0
Totals3437411.046 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Butler2658822.645 0
Bobby Reed1333725.940 0
Tommy Mason1230125.142 0
Hugh McElhenny716022.940 0
Ed Sharockman37123.747 0
Jim Prestel22914.517 0
Bob Denton11717.017 0
Steve Stonebreaker11212.012 0
Larry Bowie273.50
Totals67152222.747 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Sharockman69215.332 0
Bill Butler58016.039 1
Tom Franckhauser4276.824 0
Dean Derby400.00
Charlie Sumner34615.332 0
Jim Christopherson13232.032 0
Rip Hawkins133.00
Chuck Lamson100.00
Totals2528011.239 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Jim Christopherson01128061
Tommy Mason260000048
Charley Ferguson600036
Jerry Reichow300018
Mel Triplett2100018
Fran Tarkenton2000012
Doug Mayberry1100012
Ed Sharockman00010006
Bobby Reed01000006
Gordie Smith10006
Oscar Donahue10006
Bill Butler0010006
Steve Stonebreaker100006
Bill Brown010006
Mike Mercer0303
Jim Leo00012
Rip Hawkins000012


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