Legendary Vikings Coach Bud Grant Has Died
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - NFL coaching legend Bud Grant has died.
The stoic Minnesota Vikings head coach was 95 years old. The Vikings shared the sad news on social media this morning.
Grant was the Vikings' head coach from 1967 through 1985 and compiled an overall record of 159-96-5. His coaching career with Minnesota's NFL franchise included four Superbowl appearances, but victory eluded the Vikings as they faced Kansas City, Miami, Pittsburgh, and Oakland in 1970, 1974, 1975, and 1977.
Grant was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1994.
Bud Grant was a standout athlete at the University of Minnesota, where he played football, baseball, and basketball before joining the Minneapolis Lakers of the NBA for two seasons. He then switched to the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles before starting his football coaching league in the Canadian Football League.
Following his retirement from the NFL, Grant remained in Minnesota and continued to represent the Vikings at numerous events and public appearances. He famously had worked out an agreement with the team that had the Vikings maintain a lifetime office for him at the team's headquarters.
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