Fran Tarkenton Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Francis Asbury Tarkenton is a Richmond, Virginia-born American former NFL quarterback, computer software executive as well as a television personality who is best known for playing with the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings. Born on 3 February 1940, Fran is one of the all-time most successful football players in America, active from 1961 until 1978.

A legendary sportsperson who has managed to set many records in his profession, one may wonder how rich is Fran as of now? As of early 2016, Fran counts his net worth at the amount of $40 million. Needless to say, Fran’s involvement in NFL as a successful footballer is one of the most important sources of his wealth. Being a television personality as well as a computer software executive has also been significant in adding to his net worth over the years.

 

Fran Tarkenton Net Worth $40 Million

Raised in Richmond, and Athens, Georgia, Fran attended Athens High School and later the University of Georgia where he also played football. His professional football career started when he was selected in the 1961 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, for whom he played until 1966 before being signed by the New York Giants, playing for them until 1971. He then returned to the Minnesota Vikings, and played there until he retired as a footballer in 1978. Needless to say, all of these participations in NFL games were very significant in adding to Fran’s riches over the years.

Tarkenton played 18 seasons, with statistics, of 3,686 of 6,467 passes completed for 47,003 yards, 342 touchdowns, and 266 interceptions. His career passing yardage ranks him 8th of all time, and touchdowns is 6th in NFL history. His 124 regular season victories by a starting quarterback places him 6th on the all-time list. He also scrambled for 3,674 rushing yards (4th all-time) and 32 touchdowns in 15 different seasons, a quarterback record for the NFL. Only one other NFL quarterback has rushed for at least 300 yards in seven different seasons. On retirement, Fran had set NFL records for a career in wins by a starting quarterback, pass attempts, completions, yardage, and touchdowns, plus rushing yards by a quarterback. He obviously earned his net worth!

During his career, Fran played in the Pro Bowl nine times and was NFC champion three times in 1973, 1974 and 1976. For his contributions towards football, he was awarded with the titles AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year and UPI NFC Player of the Year in 1975. Given his impeccable skills in football, he was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986 and again in College Football Hall of Fame in 1987. He is still one of the best players to have ever played in the NFL.

Apart from playing American football, Fran has made quite a name for himself as a computer software program pioneer. He also founded a software program generating company named “Tarkenton Software” which was later sold to Sterling Software in 1994 after merging with KnowledgeWare, another software company. During that time, he served as the president of the company and even toured America to promote the sales of computer-aided software engineering along with Albert F. Case of Nastec Corporation. Needless to say, Fran’s career as a computer software executive has also helped him add a lot to his riches.

As for his personal life, Fran is married to his third wife, Linda Sebastian – they have four children and live in Atlanta, Georgia. He was formerly married to Anne Merrell(1960-82). Also a published author, Fran now enjoys his days as a retired professional footballer while his present net worth of $40 million caters to his daily life.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 3, 1940
Birth place: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Weight:190 lbs (86 kg)
Profession:American football player
Education:University of Georgia
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Linda Sebastian Tarkenton
TV shows:That's Incredible!
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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1st & Ten: The Championship1984-1985TV SeriesPlay-by-play Announcer / Play-by-play announcer
Hill Street Blues1981TV SeriesSportscaster
MASH1970Football Player - 325th Evac. (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1977TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fox and Friends2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
A Football Life2014TV SeriesHimself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
Hannity2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesHimself - NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback
That's Incredible: The Reunion Part 22003TV MovieHimself - Host
That's Incredible: The Reunion2002TV SpecialHimself
That's Incredible! Reunion1988TV SpecialHimself
Strange But True Football Stories1987TV Movie documentaryHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1970-1983TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator / Himself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback / Himself - New York Giants Quarterback
That's Incredible!1980-1981TV SeriesHost / Fran Tarkenton (co-host)
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters1981TV SeriesHimself
The NFL on CBS1963-1978TV SeriesHimself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback / Himself - New York Giants Quarterback / Himself - Minnnesota Vikings Quarterback
The Hollywood Squares1977TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Saturday Night Live1977TV SeriesHimself - Host
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe1977TV SpecialHimself
Donny and Marie1977TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XI1977TV SpecialHimself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
1976 NFC Championship Game1976TV SpecialHimself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
Super Bowl IX1975TV SpecialHimself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
Super Bowl VIII1974TV MovieHimself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
1973 NFC Championship Game1973TV SpecialHimself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
The NFL on NBC1973TV SeriesHimself - Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
The Irv Kupcinet Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1967TV SeriesHimself - Audience Bow

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2009-2010TV SeriesHimself

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