Karl Kassulke

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Karl Kassulke
Date of birth: (1941-03-20)March 20, 1941
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date of death: October 26, 2008(2008-10-26) (aged 67)
Place of death: Eagan, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: Drake
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 11 / Pick 152
(By the Detroit Lions)
As player:
1963-1972 Minnesota Vikings
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Karl Otto Kassulke (March 20, 1941 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - October 26, 2008) was a professional American football player.

Kassulke graduated from Drake University, where he starred as a safety. He played 10 seasons in the National Football League, all with the Minnesota Vikings. He started in Super Bowl IV and the next season was selected to the Pro Bowl.

In 1973 he suffered a motorcycle accident on the way to training camp that left him paralyzed from the waist down.[1]

After his playing career, Kassulke worked with Wings Outreach, a Christian Ministry to the disabled.[2]


  1. ^ REUSSE, PATRICK (October 28, 2008). "Ex-Viking Karl Kassulke dies at 67". StarTribune.com. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  2. ^ http://www.legacy.com/TwinCities/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonID=119479634.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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