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Profession: American football player
Date of Birth: Feb 3, 1940
Nicknames: Francis Asbury Tarkenton
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 86 kg
Country: United States of America
Fran Tarkenton is a former football player, founder of GoSmallBiz.com and former host of That's Incredible TV show with a net worth of $40 million. Fran Tarkenton accumulated his net worth through his career with the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, as well as his hosting television shows and founder of Tarkenton Software. He was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1940.
Francis Asbury "Fran" Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is a former professional football player, TV personality, and computer software executive.
He is best known for playing with the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, as well as serving as a commentator on Monday Night Football and a co-host of That's Incredible!. At the time of his retirement he owned every major quarterback record.
Tarkenton also founded Tarkenton Software, a computer-program generator company, and he toured the U.S. promoting CASE (computer-aided software engineering) with Albert F. Case, Jr. of Nastec Corporation. Tarkenton Software later merged with KnowledgeWare (with Tarkenton as president), until selling the company to Sterling Software in 1994.
Fran Tarkenton was born in Richmond, Virginia. His father, Dallas Tarkenton, Sr., was a pentecostal minister. Fran Tarkenton went to Athens High School in Athens, Georgia, and later attended the University of Georgia, where he was the quarterback on the Bulldog football team. He led Georgia to the 1959 Southeastern Conference championship under Coach Wally Butts. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Also, in Tarkenton's early years he was a member of the Masonic Youth Group DeMolay.
Tarkenton's first marriage was to Anna Elaine Merrell of Decatur, Georgia. They wed on December 22, 1960, at First Baptist Church in Decatur.
The Minnesota Vikings drafted Tarkenton in the third round of the 1961 NFL Draft, and he was picked in the fifth round of the 1961 AFL draft by the Boston Patriots. He signed with the Vikings. Tarkenton, 21, played his first National Football League game (and the Vikings' first game) against the Chicago Bears and led the Vikings to a victory by passing for 250 yards and four touchdown passes as the upstarts stunned the Bears 37-13. He is the only player in NFL history to pass for four touchdowns in his first NFL game.
He played for the Vikings from 1961 to 1966, during which time he frequentl

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Vikings must strive for better pass protection for QB Case Keenum

It’s the fewest sacks the Vikings have allowed for a quarterback with at least 11 starts in any season. Fran Tarkenton has the next-lowest mark, when he was sacked 17 times in 13 games in 1974. Safety net: Vikings might entrust Hill with even bigger role ...
Posted: December 14, 2017, 6:04 am

Tarkenton gives Vikings pep talk, shows off franchise's first game ball

ATLANTA — The Vikings got some extra motivation before Sunday's game from hall of fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton. Tarkenton, who lives in Atlanta, addressed the Vikings at the team hotel Saturday night, Dec. 2. And he was on hand for Minnesota's 14-9 ...
Posted: December 3, 2017, 6:17 am

Tommy Nobis, first Falcon, dies at 74

Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton once ducked out of bounds instead of fighting for an extra yard for a first down on a key play, then justified it after the game by saying no one would be able to fight through Nobis for that last yard.
Posted: December 13, 2017, 9:45 am
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