For the New Zealand footballer (soccer player), see Tommy Mason (footballer).
Tommy Mason
Date of birth: (1939-07-08) July 8, 1939 (age 80)
Place of birth: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Tulane
AFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
(By the Boston Patriots)
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
 As player:
Minnesota Vikings
Los Angeles Rams
Washington Redskins
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 3 (1962-64)
Playing stats at

Thomas Cyril Mason (born July 8, 1939 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) is a former American football running back in the National Football League.

College careerEdit

He played college football for Tulane University.

Professional careerEdit

He was selected first overall by the expansion Minnesota Vikings in the 1961 NFL Draft. In six seasons with the Vikings, he rushed for 3,252 yards and scored 28 touchdowns. In 1967, he was signed by the Los Angeles Rams. He played with the Rams for four years, but accumulated only four touchdowns and less than 900 yards. He finished his career with the Washington Redskins in 1971 before retiring.


He ranks seventh in total rushing yards and sixth in rushing touchdowns for the Vikings.


He was formerly married to gymnast Cathy Rigby.

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