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40. Gary Larsen

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Gary Larsen
The “fourth” member of the Purple People Eaters, Gary Larsen’s role of the group was as the “policeman”, indicating that he was covering the run while his teammates were terrorizing the QB.  This didn’t mean that Larsen didn’t have his share of Quarterback pressure, as he had 38.5 (unofficial) Sacks and was named to two Pro Bowls.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Signed prior to the 1965 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1974 Season.
  • Games Played: 135
  • Notable Statistics: 105 Games Started
    10 Fumble Recoveries
    37.0 Quarterback Sacks*
    2 Kick Returns
    14 Kick Return Yards
    85 Approximate Value

    11 Playoff Games
    2 Fumble Recoveries
    2.0 Quarterback Sacks*

    *Sacks were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selection (1969 & 1970)
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