Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament: Fran Tarkenton Advances

Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Williams might go down as one of the greatest defensive linemen in the history of the Minnesota Vikings. . .a team that has no shortage of great players along the defensive front. However, he didn't quite have enough to find his way past the undisputed greatest quarterback in team history in our Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament.

Fran Tarkenton cruised to a pretty easy victory over one half of the Williams Wall to cement his spot in the Elite 8 of our tournament. When the final totals were compiled, Tarkenton managed to rack up 177 "recs" from our readers, while Williams could only manage 27 "recs."

Sir Francis is going to have a pretty tough match-up in the Elite 8, however. He will be facing the winner of a match-up between two more Vikings' Hall of Famers, as guard Randall McDaniel will go one-on-one with defensive tackle Alan Page.

Our last "1 vs 4" match-up of this round is underway, folks, and then we'll be half way to our Elite 8, with all the "2 vs 3" match-ups coming next week.

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