Mick Tingelhoff Death – Obituary News: Longtime Minnesota Vikings centre and Hall of Famer has died .
We are sad to report that Longtime Minnesota Vikings centre and Hall of Famer Mick Tingelhoff has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on September 12. 2021.
Minnesota Vikings wrote
Tingelhoff played for the Vikings for 17 times from 1962-78, and didn’t miss an individual game throughout that span. He holds the third-longest consecutive games played streak in NFL record at 240, behind only Brett Favre’s 297 and Jim Marshall’s 270. Longtime Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers matched Tingelhoff’s mark before he retired. Tingelhoff was inducted in to the Hall of Popularity in 2015.
Tingelhoff’s cause of death isn’t known as at the time of this publication, though his health was at decline lately. He was one of the original band of players who filed a concussion lawsuit resistant to the league, where they claimed these were misled about the long-term ramifications of head injuries, as reported by The Associated Press. The NFL eventually settled in 2013, and can pay around $1 billion which covers more than 65-calendar year period.
Tingelhoff was raised on the farm in Nebraska and played for the Cornhuskers before latching on with the Vikings and switching from linebacker through the preseason of his rookie season. He became the anchor associated with an imposing offensive series that helped them get 10 division game titles within an 11-season period from 1968 to 1978. He was a five-time All-Pro selection, despite his undersized report on 6-foot-2 and 237 pounds.
Condolences – Comments and Reactions.
Chuck Holien wrote
Met him at Blainebrook bowl back in the 70’s where the Vikings would make regular appearances to sign autographs… Great guy and may he Rest In PeaceMatt Sander wrote
I ran into Mick at a gas station as a kid in the 90s. He noticed my brother and I were wearing Huskers jackets and asked my Dad what our ties were to Nebraska. Mick mentioned he grew up there, but said nothing more about who he was. He was just being friendly on his way out. It wasn’t until the guy behind the cash register said, “You know who that was, right?” that we (more so my dad) realized who we just met.Nickki Johnson wrote
Met Mick two years ago when we toured the new Vikings museum. He and his daughter had stopped in as well. He was so genuine and happy to meet us, take a pic with us and sign an autograph. Rest In Peace. Prayers to his family!Gary Lawrence wrote
One of the best centers ever and played on my favorite team who i will watch tomorrow beat the Cincinnati Bengals. One of the reasons i played center in hivh school