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Bud Grant

Born: May 20, 1927

Birthplace: Superior

Profession: Coach

Nationality: Canada

Bud Grant

Date of Birth : May 20, 1927
Birth Place : Superior

Harry Peter "Bud" Grant, Jr. is a former American football and Canadian football head coach. Grant served as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League for eighteen seasons; he was the team's second and fourth head coach. Before coaching the Vikings, he was the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League for ten seasons, winning the Grey Cup four times. Grant is the most successful coach in Vikings history, and the third most successful professional football coach overall, with a combined 290 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. He was the first coach in the history of professional football to guide teams to the Grey Cup finals and the Super Bowl. Grant attended the University of Minnesota and was a three-sport athlete, in football, basketball, and baseball. After college, he played for the Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association, the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. To date he is the only man in history to play professionally in both the NFL and the NBA.


  • Coach
  • American football player

Also known as

  • Bud
  • Buddy Boy
  • Harold Peter Grant Jr.
  • Harry Peter "Bud" Grant, Jr.


  • Bernice Grant
  • Harry Peter Sr.


  • Patricia Bellew


  • Mike Grant

Awards Won

  • NFL Honors - AP Coach of the Year
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