Gary Larsen

Gary Larsen (born March 13, 1942) is a former defensive tackle in the NFL and played college football at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. He started his NFL career in 1964 with the Los Angeles Rams and then became a part of the famous Purple People Eaters for the Minnesota Vikings from 1965 through 1974. He was selected to two Pro Bowls and played in Super Bowls IV, VIII and IX.

Gary Larsen
Gary Larsen
No. 77
Position:Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Born: (1942-03-13) March 13, 1942 (age 78)
Fargo, North Dakota
Career information
College:Concordia College
NFL Draft:1964 / Round: 10 / Pick: 133
Career history
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He was known as the "policeman", the player who covered the run while Eller, Marshall, and Page attacked the quarterback. According to Minnesota Viking records, he recorded 38.5 sacks in his 11-year career.

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