Mick Tingelhoff Minnesota Vikings Nebraska #4 Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo COA HOF
VS. STEELERS JON KOLB
~~ 8x10 color glossy photo autographed by former Minnesota Vikings star player...Mick Tingelhoff.
Mick was named to the Minnesota Vikings 40th Anniversary Team as the center and he signed this photo on Friday December 1, 2000. Mick, who was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and played his college football at Nebraska, signed this great looking color photo with a purple Sharpie. This photo shows Mick blocking against former Oklahoma State football player and former Pittsburgh Steeler...Jon Kolb. If I remember correctly, Jon was an offensive lineman and center while with the Steelers, so this shot must have been during a special teams play. Mick started 240 consecutive games, was named to six Pro Bowl teams and was awarded the 1000 Yard Club award in 1969 (an award given to the NFL's best blocker). Mick was and is one of the classiest, hard working guys to ever put on an NFL uniform and was honored during the halftime of the Vikings vs. Bears Sunday night game on November 25, 2001 by having his #53 jersey retired by the Vikings.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Henry Michael "Mick" Tingelhoff (born May 22, 1940) is a former football center who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1962-1978. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
Tingelhoff attended the University of Nebraska. He earned three letters during his football career there, but did not become a starter until his senior season in 1961. Mick was a co-captain of that 1961 team, which had its biggest offensive output in over five seasons. Tingelhoff participated in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama and in the All-American Bowl after the regular season was over.
After graduating from Nebraska, Tingelhoff entered the 1962 NFL Draft but was not drafted and instead signed with the Minnesota Vikings as a free agent in 1962. He became their starting center during his rookie season and held that spot until he retired in 1978. He was an AP First Team All-Pro selection for the first of five times in 1964 and also began a streak of six straight Pro Bowl appearances (1964–1969) that season. In 1967, he was named First Team All-Pro by Newspaper Enterprise Association and UPI and Second Team All-Pro by the AP. In 1969, he was named the NFL's Top Offensive Lineman of the Year by the 1,000-Yard Club in Columbus, Ohio. In 1970, he was named First Team All-Pro by both the PFWA and Pro Football Weekly. He was also named Second Team All-Pro by Newspaper Enterprise Association. He was named First Team All-NFC for that season by the AP.
Tingelhoff was one of 11 players to have played in all four Vikings Super Bowl appearances in the 1970s, and is generally considered the best center of his era. At the moment of his retirement he had started in the 2nd most consecutive games (240 games) in NFL history behind teammate Jim Marshall (270). He was inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2001 and has had his #53 retired by the franchise. He is also a member of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
In 2011, Tinglehoff was named as that year's recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Legends Award. The award was presented to him during the 12th Annual Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The word, "MCVIKES" will not appear on your photo. This autographed photo was placed inside a plastic page, the label was placed on top of the plastic page and this photo was then scanned. If you buy it, you will like it.
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