CARL ELLERGame 120 | December 12, 1963
The stellar defensive end for the Minnesota Gophers had just finished as a runner up in the voting for the Outland Trophy when he appeared at Dunkers. Several months later, he was a first-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings and went on to star as part of the Vikings' "Purple People Eaters" defensive line. A six-time all-pro selection, "Moose" Eller is in both the college and professional football halls of fame.
Game 320 | October 18, 1984
Eller, who starred for both the Minnesota Gophers and Minnesota Vikings, played the 1979 season with the Seattle Seahawks and retired after that season. A first-round pick by the Vikings in the 1964 college football draft, Eller was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Game 634 | June 24, 2004
The former Gopher and Viking defensive end was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004. As a college sophomore, Eller helped lead Minnesota to its Rose Bowl victory over UCLA, and he was runner-up for the Outland Award in his 1963 senior season. Taken by the Vikings in the first round of the draft, Eller played 15 seasons with the Vikings and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1971.
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