12. Paul Krause
- Position: Safety
- Years with Vikings: 1968–1979
- Years in the NFL: 1964–1967
- Other teams associated with: Washington Redskins
- Enshrinement year: 1998
Selected in the second round of the 1964 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, Paul Krause intercepted 28 passes in his first four seasons before being traded to Minnesota for Marlin McKeever and a 7th round draft pick for the 1968 season.
Once a member of the Minnesota Vikings, he stayed with the team until he retired in 1979. Over his career, he was named to the Pro Bowl 8 times and the All-Pro team 9 times, plus was a part of the 1969 NFL Championship team.
He was an interception machine, leading the league in takeaways during his rookie season with the Redskins and finishing his career with an amazing 81 interceptions and three interception returns for touchdowns.
Krause also recovered 19 fumbles, returning three of those for touchdowns. He is in the Vikings Ring of Honor and has established a high level of respect for the #22 jersey after being a ‘center field’ type safety thanks to his baseball background.