Friday, December 9, 2011

Doug Sutherland

Sent: 11/29/11
Received: 12/6/11
Time: 7 Days
Address: Work
Item Sent: 1976 Topps, 1977 Topps
Item Received: 1976 Topps, 1977 Topps.  Both signed in blue Sharpie.

Doug Sutherland succeeded Gary Larsen as the left defensive tackle on the Purple People Eaters, and actually held the job for longer.  He played on three of the Vikings four Super Bowl teams and after the rest of the People Eaters (Alan Page, Carl Eller, and Jim Marshall) has moved on, Sutherland remained as a mentor to young linemen like Doug Martin and Mark Mullaney.  He was named as on of the 50 Greatest Vikings during the team's 50th Anniversary festivities in 2010.

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