Fran Tarkenton Biography

Francis Asbury "Fran" Tarkenton is a former NFL quarterback, television 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. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

Tarkenton also founded Tarkenton Software, a computer-program generator company, and he toured the U.S. promoting CASE with Albert F. Case, Jr. of Nastec Corporation. Tarkenton Software later merged with KnowledgeWare, until selling the company to Sterling Software in 1994. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Fran Tarkenton
Full Name:
Francis Asbury Tarkenton
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
American football player
Date of Birth:
February 3, 1940 (80)
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Marriages
Fran Tarkenton Timeline
  • 1961-09-17
    Fran Tarkenton plays his first NFL Game against the Chicago Bears, coming off the bench to lead the Vikings to a 37-13 victory, also becoming the only QB to throw four touchdown passes in his first career game
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