Bud Grant, Hall of Fame Vikings coach, dies at 95 years old

Xavier Roger


The NFL community is mourning the loss of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant. The legendary coach led the Minnesota Vikings to four Super Bowl appearances in his tenure.

Grant was 95 years old.

“No single individual more defined the Minnesota Vikings than Bud Grant,” Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf released in a statement. “A once-in-a-lifetime man, Bud will forever be synonymous with success, toughness, the North and the Vikings. In short, he was the Vikings. Words can never truly describe Bud’s impact on this franchise and this community.”

Grant spent 28 seasons coaching in the NFL and the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was the first person to be elected to both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the CFL Hall of Fame. Grant was a combined 260-152-7 in his coaching career.

Head coach Bud Grant led the Vikings to four Super Bowls in eight years.

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Grant became the Vikings head coach in 1967. He led the franchise to a division title and first playoff appearance in his second season. In 1969, the Vikings lost in Super Bowl IV against the Kansas City Chiefs.


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