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5. Mick Tinglehoff
Mick Tinglehoff was not drafted coming out of the University of Nebraska but the Center signed on with the Vikings and impressed the brass enough to earn the starting job for the 1962 season.

He would hold that job until he retired in 1978. 

Tingelhoff did not just start in these games, he excelled.  From 1964 to 1969 he was named to the Pro Bowl, five of which saw him named a First Team All-Pro.  The leader of Vikings O-Line for seventeen seasons finally received the call to Canton in 2015 as a Senior Nominee.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Signed as an Undrafted Free Agent prior to the 1962 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1978 Season.
  • Games Played: 240
  • Notable Statistics: 240 Games Started
    2 Rushing Attempts
    1 Rushing Yard
    163 Approximate Value
  • Major Accolades and Awards: First Team All-Pro Selection (1964, 1965, 1966, 1968 & 1969)
    Second Team All-Pro Selection (1967)
    Pro Bowl (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 & 1969)
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