48) Carl Eller

One of the “Purple People Eaters” defensive line, Carl Eller recorded 44 sacks over the course of a three-year stretch, and forced 23 fumbles in his career.

I also heard from Carl Eller, another one of the “Purple People Eaters” from the Vikings’ defensive line of the 70s. Eller holds the record for the most sacks in Vikings’ history with 130 1/2. There really wasn’t anything Eller couldn’t do on the defensive line. He could rush the pass, as well as the run. Eller could recover fumbles, recovering 23 by the time of his retirement, the third most at the time in NFL history. He could even block kicks.

I would like to thank this defensive line Hall of Fame great for keeping me in his prayers!


Published by gratitudetogreats

I am a stage 2 squamous cell cancer survivor who did a project to not just celebrate my victory, but celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL and the many greats who built that great institution called Gratitude to Greats. This is where I chronicle my responses from where I sent NFL greats my letters and emails...

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