Full Name at Birth
Francis Asbury Tarkenton
Date of Birth
Football Player, TV Personality, Computer Software Executive
Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 3rd round (29th overall) of the 1961 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the Boston Patriots in the 5th round (34th overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft.
Hall of Fame
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1986, finalist in 1984, 1985
Claim to Fame
Quarterback for MN Vikings and NY Giants
TV commercial for 1-800-BAR NONE Financial Lender (1999)
TV commercial for Johnson's Baby Shampoo (1980)