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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 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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Giants' Eli Manning sets two historical marks with 300th touchdown pass

In addition to Elway, Manning joins Fran Tarkenton (342), Dan Marino (420), Tom Brady (428), Drew Brees (438), Brett Favre (508) and Peyton Manning (539) as the only players to ever accomplish such a feat. Currently, Manning also ranks 10th all-time in ...
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Eli Manning proves the 300 touchdown club is not what it used to be

The Giants quarterback surpassed John Elway and now sits 40 touchdowns away from No. 6 on the list, Fran Tarkenton (342). Manning averages 1.6 passing touchdowns per game, so he's on pace to surpass Tarkenton in his next 27 games. No matter where you ...
Posted: October 17, 2016, 8:04 am
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