Frank Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton was an American football quarterback who played in the NFL from 1961 to 1978. He was born on February 3, 1940, in Richmond, Virginia, and played college football at the University of Georgia. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1961 and played for them from 1961 to 1966 and again from 1972 to 1978. He also played for the New York Giants from 1967 to 1971. Tarkenton was known for his mobility and his ability to extend plays, and he was one of the first quarterbacks to regularly use the rollout and bootleg. He was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986. After retiring from football, Tarkenton became a successful businessman and television analyst. He continues to be active in the NFL community and is a member of several halls of fame.