Bud Grant, the Hall of Fame coach passed away aged 95 on Sunday, announced on Sunday afternoon Minnesota Vikings via Twitter.
“We are absolutely devastated to announce legendary Minnesota Vikings head coach and Hall of Famer Bud Grant has passed away this morning at age 95. We, like all Vikings and NFL fans, are shocked and saddened by this terrible news,” the team’s post read.
Grant led Minnesota Vikings to four Super Bowl appearances.
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Bud Grant was born on May 20, 1927, in Superior, Wisconsin to father Harry Peter Sr. and mother Bernice Grant. His mother used to call him Buddy Boy which later became Bud.
At 95, the legendary football coach Grant died on March 11, 2023. The Minnesota Vikings announced on Sunday afternoon.
The Hall of Famer coach had an estimated net worth of $5 million at the time of passing away, according to wealthyrichceleb.com.
Wife and Family
Bud married Patricia Nelson in 1950. Nelson was born on March 28, 1927. The couple had six children together. Their son Bruce died of brain cancer on July 25, 2018. Another son, Mike Grant, also a football coach, is the head coach for a high school. Kathy, Laurie, Peter, and Danny are the other four children of Grant and Nelson.
Patricia Nelson Grant died aged 81 on March 4, 2009. She died of Parkinson’s, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.
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Grant was a three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball at the University of Minnesota. He played for the Minneapolis Lakers and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, and for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.
Grant coached the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL for ten seasons, taking Grey Cup four times. Later he started coaching the Vikings and resulted to be the most successful coach in Vikings history. He is called to be the fifth most successful professional football coach overall with a combined 286 wins in the NFL and CFL.
Grant was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1983 and to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994.