Bud Grant, a legendary Minnesota Vikings head coach and Hall of Famer died at age 95. He was the most iconic sports figure in Minnesota history.

The Vikings released a statement Saturday morning saying, “We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that 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.”

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Grant was a standout athlete for the Gophers. He played professional basketball for the Minneapolis Lakers, and also in the NFL. However, he made his mark in the state as coach of the Minnesota Vikings. He led them to four Super Bowls in his 18 seasons and earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Bud married Patricia Bellew in 1950 and they had six children, Kathy, Laurie, Peter, Mike, Bruce, and Danny. Bellew passed away in 2009 with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 81.

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Mike Grant

Their son Mike Grant started coaching in 1979 at Minnetonka HS, then became the Forest Lake head coach from 1981 to 1986 and 1989 to 1991. Mike has been the football head coach for Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota since 1992. Mike Grant has coached Eden Prairie to 11 state championships since he began his tenure at the school.

Bruce Grant

Bruce died on July 25, 2018, from brain cancer. He was 57 years old. Grant was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, which is an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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His niece, Gretch, wrote the following message on his death: “I had the opportunity to see him last night. He was resting so peacefully. Natalie was there, as brave and strong as no 22-year-old should ever have to be with her daddy. Pastor Rod Anderson was also there with us. He explained it so beautifully…it’s as though Bruce is a beautiful ship.”

Not much is known about the rest of the four children.