Chart: Comparing Tingelhoff to the great NFL centers

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 20, 2013 - 8:41 PM

Measuring Mick

A look at former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff and the seven modern-era Pro Football Hall of Famers who spent their entire careers playing only center:

Player Years All-Pro* Games Gms missed Hall of Fame

Mick Tingelhoff, Vikings (1962-78) 17 5 240 0 ??

Dermontti Dawson, Steelers (1988-2000) 13 6 184 24 2012

Dwight Stephenson, Dolphins (1980-87) 8 4 114 3 1998

Mike Webster, Steelers, Chiefs (1974-90) 17 5 245 11 1997

Jim Langer, Dolphins, Vikings (1970-81) 12 4 151 25 1987

Frank Gatski, Browns (1946-57) 12** 3 144 8 1985

Jim Ringo, Packers (1953-67) 15 6 187 7 1981

Jim Otto, Raiders (1960-74) 11 10 210 0 1980

*-All-Pro numbers reflect only first-team Associated Press selections

**-Gatski played his first four seasons in the All-America Football Conference before the Browns joined the NFL in 1950.

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Kansas City - LP: B. Chen 1 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 5
Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton 1
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 4 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 4
Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard 7
Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 2
San Diego - E. Stults 6:05 PM
Washington - J. Zimmermann
Baltimore - B. Norris 6:07 PM
Toronto - D. Hutchison
NY Yankees - C. Sabathia 6:10 PM
Boston - F. Doubront
Oakland - S. Kazmir 7:10 PM
Houston - B. Oberholtzer
Philadelphia - K. Kendrick 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - D. Haren
Indiana 6:00 PM
Atlanta
Oklahoma City 7:00 PM
Memphis
LA Clippers 9:30 PM
Golden State
Boston 7:00 PM
Detroit
Colorado 8:30 PM
Minnesota
San Jose 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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