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Encyclopedia > Carl Eller
Carl Eller
Position(s):
Defensive End
Jersey #(s):
81
Born: January 25, 1942 (1942-01-25) (age 65)
Flag of North Carolina Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Career Information
Year(s): 1964-1979
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
College: Minnesota
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Sacks     133.5
Games     225
Safeties     1
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Hall of Fame

Carl Eller (born January 25, 1942) was a professional American football player in the National Football League from 1964 through 1979. He was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and attended the University of Minnesota. He was Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004. Karl Eller is an Arizona business leader and nationally recognized entrepreneur. ... A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Carolina. ... 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College career

At the University of Minnesota Eller joined Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans, via the Mu Chapter while at the University of Minnesota.[1] This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... The Greek alphabet (Greek: ) is an alphabet consisting of 24 letters that has been used to write the Greek language since the late 8th or early 8th century BC. It was the first alphabet in the narrow sense, that is, a writing system using a separate symbol for each vowel... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ...


As a sophomore, Eller helped lead the Gophers to a Rose Bowl victory. While Eller shared the starting position as a sophomore he became a full-time, two-way player as a junior and seniorand was voted All-America both years. During his time in college the Gophers were National Champions as well as Big Ten champions. As a senior (1963) Eller was the runner-up for the Outland Trophy. Following each football season, the Carl Eller Award is given to the University of Minnesota's Defensive Player of the Year. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006. An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Big Ten can refer to: Big Ten Conference, a college athletics conference Big Ten (movie studios), the largest movie studios in Hollywood This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Football Writers Association logo The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best United States college football interior lineman. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


NFL career

In 1964 Eller was drafted in the 1st round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings. As the left defensive end in the Vikings front four, he was a major factor in the unit known as the "Purple People Eaters". The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... The Purple People Eaters was the nickname of the Minnesota Vikings football teams defensive line of the late 1960s to the late 1970s, when the Vikings played in four Super Bowls. ...


Starting in 1968, Eller's fifth campaign, Minnesota won 10 Central Division titles in the next 11 seasons. The Vikings won the 1969 NFL championship and NFC crowns in 1973, 1974, and 1976 and played in four Super Bowls. Eller was named the AP Defensive Player of the Week after week 9, 1968. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


He was selected to play in six Pro Bowls (1968-1971, 1973, and 1974). After being traded with an eighth round pick to Seattle Seahawks for defensive tackle Steve Niehaus, Eller played his final season in 1979 with the Seattle Seahawks where he ran his career total to 225 games. In his career "Moose" only missed three games and started 209 out of the 225 he played. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Steve Niehaus was a defensive lineman in the NFL. He was the first ever draft pick for the Seattle Seahawks and the second player taken in the 1976 NFL Draft. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976...


He played in a total 225 regular season games. Is credited as the Vikings all-time sack leader with 130-1/2 [2]. Also had 3 sacks with Seahawks in 1979 for a career total of 133-1/2. Set career-high 15 sacks in 1969 and then matched that total eight years later. Has to his credit 7 seasons with 10 or more sacks.[3]


Eller was All-NFL from 1968-71, and again in 1973. He was also 2nd team All-Pro in 1967 and 1972 and was All-NFC by AP and The Sporting News in 1975. Matched with his Pro Bowls, Eller had a nine-year consecutive streak with some sort of post-season honor which began in 1967 with his 2nd team All-pro selection and ended in 1975 with his All-NFC honors. AP may refer to: Andhra Pradesh, A state in the Republic of India Associated Press, an American news agency AP, the United States postal abbreviation for U.S. military personnel in the Pacific Ocean region AP, the U.S. Navy hull classification symbol for transport support ships A&P, the... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


He was voted the George S. Halas Trophy in 1971 as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year as awarded by the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA)[4]. Beginning in 1966 the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) annually awarded the George S. Halas Trophy (Not to be confused with the Pro Football Writers Association George S. Halas Courage Award or the George Halas Trophy that is awarded by the National Football League) to the NFLs outstanding defensive player. ... United Media is large editorial column and comic strip newspaper syndication service based in the United States, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company. ...


From 1997 to 2001 Eller collaborated with Craig M. Rosenblum on Carl Eller's Viking News, on the frontier of online sports journalism by and for fans in Minnesota. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 2004 Eller was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Named to the Vikings' 40th Anniversary Team in 2000. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...


On February 27, 2006, he was arrested for DUI. is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Under the influence. ...


Films and Television

  • Busting (1974) as a huge black man
  • The Black Six (1974) as Jr. Bro Williams
  • The Fall Guy pilot (1971) as Tony
  • Taggert

The Fall Guy was an American television series produced for ABC. It ran from 1981 to 1986 and starred Lee Majors, Heather Thomas and Douglas Barr. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
CNN/SI - NFL Football - Ex-Viking Eller accused of sexual assault - Thursday April 22, 1999 11:20 PM (308 words)
Minnesota Vikings great Carl Eller was arrested after a woman reported that she had been sexually assaulted, police said Thursday.
Eller was being held in the Nicollet County Jail.
Eller, 57, was a star defensive end with the Vikings' "Purple People Eaters," the front four that helped Minnesota to four NFC championships and Super Bowl appearances in the late 1960s and 1970s.
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