Vikings pay tribute to legendary head coach Bud Grant
The football world lost one of the best head coaches to ever do it in Bud Grant on Saturday, as he passed at the age of 95.
Having been elected to the Hall of Fame in 1994, Grant is the only person to ever be drafted by both the NBA and NFL. He also played in the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before becoming their head coach. The Minnesota Vikings hired Grant in 1967 and the rest is history.
Grant had a tremendous impact on the Vikings, its players and everyone that covered and loved the team. Current and former Vikings went to Twitter to express their condolences.
Love you Bud, so thankful for every conversation we have had over the years! RIP 💜 https://t.co/mQegJugKs7
— Adam Thielen (@athielen19) March 11, 2023
Rest well Coach. Skol. https://t.co/Uvzl0Hkjqp
— Doug Chapman (@DougChapman) March 11, 2023
I love you Bud pic.twitter.com/oiTxwUUqcT
— Tommy Kramer (@Kramer9Tommy) March 11, 2023