The former Tulane star Tommy Mason has the distinction of being the very first ever player drafted by the Vikings organization in 1961. Has 5 good seasons with Minnesota until and injury hobbled him in 1966. Rushed for 3252 yards and 28 touchdowns as a Viking. Also caught 151 passes for another 1689 yards. Still ranks #9 in rushing yards on the Minnesota Vikings All-Time Rushing list. Contributed as a kick returner at times during his career. Pro Bowl selection 1962, 1963 and 1964. All Pro team in 1963.

Image Gallery of Tommy Mason, Halfback, 1961-1971

For some good additional information on Tommy Mason:

Tommy Mason at Pro Football Reference
Looking back at Tulane’s legendary RB Tommy Mason

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  1. joe washington

    one of my all time childhood favorites. the number 20 was a chosen favorite number that i got to wear


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