The 2010 season constitutes the Vikings 50th in franchise history and the organization has embarked on a season-long celebration to honor past achievements, unforgettable teams, great players and a deep-rooted football tradition that is enjoyed by a passionate fan base.
The pinnacle of this celebration will occur on Sunday night, December 19 when the Vikings will host an event at the Minneapolis Convention Center to celebrate the stories, the heroes and the moments that defined a football team and created a shared Minnesota passion.
As part of the event, the organization will unveil its 50 Greatest Vikings players of all time, as well as honor Vikings contributors throughout the 50-year history. One of the greatest Vikings players of all time is QB Fran Tarkenton, and the Hall of Famer has committed to attending the event.
The Vikings anticipate tremendous attendance among its alumni, with players such as Anthony Carter, Cris Carter, Chris Doleman, Tommy Kramer, Jim Marshall, Randall McDaniel, Ahmad Rashad and Robert Smith all confirming their participation.
You can be there, too. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive event.
Tarkenton was a 3rd round selection by the Vikings in the organization’s first draft in 1961. He spent 13 seasons with the Vikings (1961-66, 1972-78), guiding the team to 3 Super Bowl appearances (VIII, IX and XI) and 6 consecutive NFC Central championships.
A 4-time All-NFL selection with 9 Pro Bowl appearances, Tarkenton finished his career as the Vikings all-time leader in completions (2,635) attempts (4,569), passing yards (33,098) and TDs (239). The 1975 NFL Most Valuable Player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 2, 1986 and was enshrined into the Vikings Ring of Honor on September 9, 1998.
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