8. Mick Tingelhoff
- Position: Center
- Years with Vikings: 1962–1978
- Years in the NFL: 1962–1978
- Other teams associated with: – none –
- Enshrinement year: 2015
Sometimes it can be a real challenge to get noticed as an offensive lineman in the NFL, but that was never a big problem for Mick Tingelhoff, who was a major part in all four of the Super Bowl appearances by Minnesota.
Tingelhoff played in 240 games for the Minnesota Vikings, starting every single one of them without missing a single game during his time with the team. This impressive streak is beaten only by another Minnesota ironman, his teammate Jim Marshall.
Considering his 17 season career in Minnesota and his success in this time, it has to be believed that the undrafted free agent in 1962 has to be one of the best players ever to slip through the cracks of the NFL’s draft process.
Awards came Mick’s way as well. He made the Pro Bowl six times and got All-Pro nods five times, adding entries in the Vikings Ring of Honor and having his number 53 jersey retired by the franchise.