Prior to each home game, one individual serves as the Honorary Viking and sounds the Gjallarhorn just before kickoff. Today’s Honorary Viking is former QB Joe Kapp.
During his short stay with the Vikings, Kapp made lasting memories for Vikings fans and remains today a fan-favorite in Minnesota.
After 8 seasons in the CFL, Kapp joined the Vikings and was Bud Grant’s starting QB for 3 seasons. His best season came in 1969, his final season with the Vikings, when he threw for 1,726 yards and 19 TDs. Kapp currently holds the NFL record (tie) and Vikings record with 7 TD passes in a game and also led the Vikings to the NFL Championship 40 years ago.
Kapp was the impetus behind the “40 For 60″ motto the team embraced during his time in purple.
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