Archie Sutton
No. 72     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1941-11-02) November 2, 1941 (age 79)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
High School: Xavier Prep
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15
Debuted in 1965 for the Minnesota Vikings
Last played in 1967 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 1965- 1967)
Career highlights and awards
Games played     19
Games started     0
Stats at
Stats at
Stats at

Archie Michael Sutton (born November 2, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former professional American football player who played offensive tackle for three seasons for the Minnesota Vikings.[1]

Sutton found early fame as a tackle playing for the Illini alongside center, Dick Butkus; offensive guard, L.D. Stewart; and running back, Jim Grabowski. This powerhouse team defeated UCLA, Michigan, and (No. 4) Michigan State during the regular season. The Fighting Illini squad then topped Washington 17–7 in the 1964 Rose Bowl.[2]


  1. Sutton; at Pro-football; retrieved .
  2. Illini Legends List; October 10, 2009 article; Illini Headquarters Sports on-line; retrieved February 01, 2013.

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