Fran Tarkenton
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* Vikings Career Passing Yards Leader with 33,098

* Vikings Career Passing Touchdowns Leader with 239



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"Francis Asbury "Fran" Tarkenton" is a former NFL quarterback, television personality, and computer software executive.

He is best known for playing with the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, as well as serving as a commentator on Monday Night Football and a co-host of That's Incredible!. At the time of his retirement he owned every major quarterback record. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

Tarkenton also founded Tarkenton Software, a computer-program generator company, and he toured the U.S. promoting CASE (computer-aided software engineering) with Albert F. Case, Jr. of Nastec Corporation. Tarkenton Software later merged with KnowledgeWare (with Tarkenton as president), until selling the company to Sterling Software in 1994.

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None of us really pushes hard enough.

That was my favorite, too.

People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so.

Success, in my view, is the willingness to strive for something you really want. The person not reaching the top is no less a success than the one who achieved it, if they both sweated blood, sweat and tears and overcame obstacles and fears. The failure to be perfect does not mean you're not a success.