Bud Grant, Minnesota Vikings Coach

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Bud Grant, Minnesota Vikings Coach

By: Anonymous (not verified) | Item of the Day | March 13, 2023

We mourn the passing of Minnesota sports legend Bud Grant. In addition to coaching the Vikings, he played for the Minneapolis Lakers and even played minor league baseball.

Images from the MNHS collections:

Grant when coaching the Vikings, 1975 GV3.13P p5 (Locator Number)
Grant with the Minneapolis Lakers, 1950 GV3.12P p20 (Locator Number)
Stillwater baseball team, 1954 (Grant 4th from right in rear) Runk 1485 (Locator Number)