Purple People Eaters: autographed by Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall & Gary Larsen

The "Purple People Eaters" refers to a legendary defensive line that played for the Minnesota Vikings in the late 1960s and 1970s. The line consisted of four standout players: Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall and Gary Larsen. Together, they formed one of the most dominant and feared defensive fronts in NFL history.

Alan Page: A defensive tackle, was known for his incredible speed, agility, and relentless pursuit of quarterbacks. He was an integral part of the Vikings' "Purple People Eaters" and is widely regarded as one of the greatest defensive tackles in NFL history. Page played for the Vikings from 1967 to 1978 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

Carl Eller: A defensive end, was a force to be reckoned with on the Vikings' defensive line. He possessed a combination of size, strength, and quickness that made him a dominant pass rusher. Eller played for the Vikings from 1964 to 1978 and was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

Jim Marshall: Another defensive end, was known for his durability and longevity. He holds the NFL record for most consecutive games played by a defensive lineman, starting in 1961 and ending in 1979. Marshall was known for his toughness, versatility, and ability to disrupt opposing offenses. Despite his illustrious career, he is often remembered for a famous mistake in 1964 when he recovered a fumble and ran the wrong way, scoring a safety for the opposing team.

Gary Larsen: A defensive tackle, was a crucial member of the Vikings' defensive line. While not as widely recognized as Page, Eller, and Marshall, Larsen was a fierce and consistent performer. He played for the Vikings from 1965 to 1974 and contributed significantly to the team's defensive success.

Collectively, the "Purple People Eaters" wreaked havoc on opposing offenses and played a significant role in the Vikings' success during the 1970s. They were instrumental in the team's four Super Bowl appearances in the 1970s (Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX, and XI) and helped establish the Vikings as one of the NFL's elite defenses.

The nickname "Purple People Eaters" was coined by a sportswriter, referring to the Vikings' team colors and the defense's ability to devour opposing offenses. The term has since become synonymous with dominance and is still used to refer to the legendary defensive line of the Minnesota Vikings.

This autographed photo will come beautifully custom framed with an engraved plaque and a certificate of authenticity.

Frame Dimensions: 30" x 26"