The Vikings only had the pleasure of having Paul Flatley on their roster for five seasons, but that was long enough for the 6-foot-1 receiver out of Northwestern to make an impact on the franchise.
From 1963 to 1967, Flatley caught 202 passes from quarterbacks Fran Tarkenton, George Shaw, Ron Vander Kelen, Bob Berry and Joe Kapp for 3,222 yards and 17 touchdowns in 62 starts and 64 total games played,
A fourth-round draft pick (No. 44 overall), Flatley made the Pro Bowl in 1966. Strangely, this wasn’t even his best year as a pro. Just one year before, he caught the same amount of passes, but gained an extra 119 yards and four more touchdowns.
Finishing his career with three seasons on the Atlanta Falcons playing both a receiver and a flanker, Flatley caught 104 passes for 1,683 yards and seven touchdowns. This put a nice cap on his eight years spent as a professional football player.