The last time the Vikings won an NFC Championship Game to advance on and play in a Super Bowl, legendary head coach Bud Grant was on the sidelines.
On Sunday in New Orleans, the Vikings will try to win another NFC Championship Game and advance on to Super Bowl XLIV. And Grant will be there, serving as the Vikings Honorary Captain.
A Vikings legend who coached the team from 1967-1983 and in 1985, Grant remains to this day one of the most respected and endeared figures in franchise history. He had an NFL regular season coaching record of 158-96-5, including a 10-12 mark in postseason play that led to 4 Super Bowl appearances and an NFL title in 1969.
The Vikings won 11 NFC/NFL divisional championships under Grant.
Grant was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Vikings Ring of Honor in 1998.
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