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Former Vikings coach and Hall of Famer, Byd Grant, passed away today at age 95 old. He was the only one in history who played in the NFL and the NBA.
“We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that our legendary Head Coach and Hall of Famer Bud Grant has passed away at the age of 95. We and the fans are shocked and saddened by this terrible news.“The Vikings announced through their social networks.
Bud Grant was born in Superior, Wisconsin on May 20, 1927.Similarly, he led the Vikings for 18 seasons in which he led them to four Super Bowls in which he was defeated.
The former coach entered the Hall of Fame in 1994. In almost two decades of his career, he became one of the coaches with the most wins in the NFL, according to EFE. He also had 158 wins, 96 losses and five ties, the most games won by a coach for Minnesota.
He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1951 to 1952. As a curious fact, he was the only player to participate in the NFL, the NBA, with the Minneapolis Lakers in 1950, and in the Canadian Football League (CFL).in which he was part of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1953 to 1956.
With the Lakers, Grant played two seasons and was part of the 1950 champion team. He was also the first coach in history to lead a team to four Super Bowls.
With information from EFE
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