5 NFL Players Connected To Farming

Gary Larsen

Gary Larsen

Gary Larsen, known his playing days as the “policeman” was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 1964 before joining the Minnesota Vikings in 1965 and staying there until 1974. Throughout his career he was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and named one of the 50 Greatest Vikings.

Before making his way to the NFL, Larsen spent his childhood on his family’s farm.

“I grew up on a wheat and sugar beet farm,” he said in Vikings 50: All-Time Greatest Players in Franchise History. “I spent a lot of my time feeding the chickens and hogs. I drove a tract

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