Hall of Fame Vikings Coach Bud Grant Dies at 95

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Sports Illustrated

By Daniel Chavkin He was the first coach to lead a team to four Super Bowl appearances. Former Vikings head coach Bud Grant has died at the age of 95, Minnesota announced on Saturday. Grant was a multi-sport athlete at the University of Minnesota, playing football, basketball and baseball for the Gophers. He was drafted by both the NBA and NFL, briefly playing for the Minneapolis Lakers after college and winning an NBA title, before transitioning full time to football with the Eagles, where he played two years as a defensive end and wide receiver. After a brief stint with the Winnipeg Blue Bom…

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