KARL KASSAULKE

Game 163 | October 1, 1968 | Karl Kassulke, Charley West, Paul Krause
This meeting featured three-fourths of the Vikings defensive secondary. Krause, a safety inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998, still holds the NFL record with 81 career interceptions. Kassulke played 10 seasons with the Vikings and suffered a motorcycle accident on the way to training camp in 1973 that left him paralyzed from the waist down. West was a starter for the Vikings from 1968 to 1973 and was also one of the top punt returners in the league.



Game 259 | December 14, 1977 | Karl Kassulke
Nine years after he first appeared at Dunkers as a starting defensive back for the Minnesota Vikings, Kassulke was back to talk about life after his nearly fatal motorcycle accident in 1973. Confined to a wheelchair, Kassulke showed that he still had his sharp sense of humor as he talked about his years playing for both Norm Van Brocklin and Bud Grant. He died in late fall of 2008.


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