Bud Grant

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Harry Peter Grant Jr.

(1927-05-20) May 20, 1927 (age 95)

Football career
Minnesota Vikings
Personal information
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Superior Central
(Superior, WI)
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 1950  / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
As an executive:
  • Minnesota Vikings (1986–present)
Career highlights and awards
As a coach
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:997
Receiving touchdowns:7
Head coaching record
Regular season:NFL: 158–96–5 (.620)
CFL: 102–56–2 (.644)
Postseason:NFL: 10–12 (.455)
CFL: 16–8–1 (.660)
Career:NFL: 168–108–5 (.607)
CFL: 118–64–3 (.646)
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR
Coaching stats at PFR
Basketball career
Career information
College Minnesota
NBA draft 1950 / Round: 4 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career1949–1951
Position Forward
Number14, 20
Career history
19491951 Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Stats   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Harry Peter "Bud" Grant Jr. (born May 20, 1927) is a former head coach and player of American football, Canadian football, and a former player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Grant served as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) for 18 seasons; he was the team's second (1967–83) and fourth (1985) head coach, leading them to four Super Bowl appearances, 11 division titles, one league championship and three National Football Conference championships. [1] Before coaching the Vikings, he was the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for ten seasons, winning the Grey Cup four times. Grant is the most successful coach in Vikings history, [2] and the fifth most successful professional football coach overall with a combined 286 wins in the NFL and CFL. [3] Grant was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1983 [4] and to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994. [5] He was the first coach to guide teams to the Grey Cup and the Super Bowl, the only other being Marv Levy.


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 NBA, the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. A statue of Grant stands in front of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' current stadium, IG Field.

Personal life


Bud Grant was born on May 20, 1927, in Superior, Wisconsin, to Harry Peter Sr. and Bernice Grant. [1] His mother called him "Buddy Boy", which later became "Bud". [1] As a child, Grant was diagnosed with poliomyelitis and a doctor suggested he become active in sports [6] to strengthen his weakened leg muscles over time. He started with baseball, adding basketball and football as he got older. [1] Due to a lack of organized school teams, he arranged football games between neighborhoods and contacted kids from other schools to participate. [1] During weekends, he spent time outdoors alone hunting rabbits. [1] In his late teens and college years, he played organized baseball in Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Bud married Pat (formerly Patricia Nelson; born March 28, 1927) in 1950, and they had six children. (Kathy, Laurie, Peter, Mike, Bruce, Danny) Bruce died July 25, 2018, from brain cancer. [7] Their son Mike Grant started coaching in 1979 at Minnetonka HS, then became the Forest Lake head coach in 1981-1986 & 1989–1991. Mike has been the football head coach for Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota since 1992. [8] Mike Grant has coached Eden Prairie to 11 state championships since 1992. [9] Bud Grant's grandson Ryan Grant was a quarterback and linebacker at Eden Prairie and played at the University of Minnesota (2008–2012) as a linebacker. [10] Bud's granddaughter Jenny is married to former NFL quarterback Gibran Hamdan. Pat (Nelson) Grant died of Parkinson's disease March 4, 2009 at age 81. [11]

Playing career

High school and college

Grant played football, basketball, and baseball at Superior High School (Wisconsin). [6] [7] He graduated from high school in 1945 and enlisted in the Navy [7] during World War II. He was assigned to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois and played on the football team coached by Paul Brown. [7] Using an acceptance letter from the University of Wisconsin–Madison to be discharged from the service, Grant decided to attend the University of Minnesota instead. [7] He was a three-sport, nine-letterman [5] athlete in football, basketball, and baseball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, [6] [7] earning All-Big Ten honors in football twice. [5] [7] [12] While at the University of Minnesota, Grant was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. [13]

Professional basketball

After leaving the University of Minnesota, Grant was selected in both the NFL and NBA Draft. He was selected in the first round (14th overall) of the 1950 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles [14] and fourth round (47th overall) selection of the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1950 NBA draft. [15] He played 35 games during the 1949–50 NBA season [16] and signed with the Lakers for the 1950–51 NBA season. He chose to continue his basketball career with the Lakers because they were local and because he was offered a raise to stay for the season. [1] Grant's close friend Sid Hartman was the Lakers' general manager, which may have influenced his decision to remain with the team. [7] He averaged 2.6 points per game in his two seasons as a reserve with the Lakers and was a member of the 1950 championship team. [17] After the death of Arnie Ferrin in 2022, he became the oldest living NBA Champion.

Professional football

After two seasons in the NBA, Grant decided to end his professional basketball career. [1] He contacted the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL [1] and agreed to play for the team during the 1951 NFL season. [7] In his first season with the Eagles, Grant played as a defensive end and led the team in sacks (an unofficial statistic at the time). [1] [7] He switched to offense as a wide receiver for his second season with the club and ranked second in the NFL for receiving yardage, with 997 yards on 56 catches, including seven touchdowns. [7] [18]

Grant's contract expired at the end of the 1952 NFL season and the Eagles refused to pay him what he thought he was worth. [1] The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL had been interested in Grant while in college. [1] Grant left for Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1953 and became the first professional player to "play out his option" and leave for another team. [1] [7] He played for the Blue Bombers until 1956 as an offensive end and was named a Western Conference all-star three times. [12] [19] He led the Western Conference in pass receptions for the 1953, 1954, and 1956 seasons and receiving yards for the 1953 and 1956 seasons. [12] He also holds the distinction of having five interceptions in a playoff game, played on October 28, 1953, which is a record in all of professional football. [4] [20] The Blue Bombers played for the Grey Cup in 1953, but lost to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 41st Grey Cup game. [12]

Coaching career

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Blue Bombers management decided that they needed a new coach prior to the 1957 season. [7] On January 30, 1957, Grant accepted the Blue Bombers head coaching position after impressing management with his ability to make adjustments on offense and defense as a player. [1] Club president J. T. Russell thought that Grant could coach even though nobody else did. [19] Grant remained the head coach of the Blue Bombers until 1966. At age 29 (he was 30 by the time he coached his first game), Grant became the youngest head coach in CFL history.

During his ten seasons as head coach in Winnipeg, he led the team to six Grey Cup appearances, winning the championship four times in 1958, 1959, 1961, and 1962. [21] He finished his Blue Bombers coaching career with a regular season record of 105 wins, 53 losses, and two ties and an overall record of 122 wins, 66 losses, and 3 ties. [19] Grant was the CFL Coach of the Year in 1965. [21] Grant took on additional responsibilities as a club manager between 1964 and 1966. [19] Max Winter, the Minnesota Vikings founder, contacted Grant in 1961 and asked him to coach the new NFL expansion team. [1] Grant declined the offer and remained in Winnipeg until 1967 when Winter and General Manager Jim Finks were successful in luring Grant to Minnesota. [1]

Minnesota Vikings

Bud Grant in 1968 Bud Grant 1968.jpg
Bud Grant in 1968

Hired: March 10, 1967. Grant continued his coaching success in the NFL as he took over from original coach, Norm Van Brocklin. [7] Over his tenure as Vikings head coach, Grant was known for instilling discipline in his teams and displaying a lack of emotion during games. [1] He believed that football is a game of controlled emotion and teams would not follow the coach's lead if he were to panic or lose his poise during the course of a game. [3] He required his team to stand at attention in a straight line during the entire national anthem played before the game and even had national anthem practice. [1] Grant required outdoor practice during the winter to get players used to the cold weather [7] and did not allow heaters on the sidelines during games. [1]

Grant and Finks orchestrated a rare (although unofficial) trade between leagues, which brought Joe Kapp from the BC Lions to the Vikings. In return, the Vikings sent Jim Young, a Canadian-born player, back to his native country. Officially, both players were waived out of their respective leagues and signed with their new teams as free agents, but effectively, it was a straight exchange.

In his second year, Grant led the team to a divisional championship and his first NFL playoffs appearance. [1] In 1969, he led the team to its first NFL Championship and their first appearance in the Super Bowl. The Vikings lost in Super Bowl IV to the American Football League champion Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to the 1970 season, Minnesota released Joe Kapp. After starting Gary Cuozzo at quarterback in 1970 and 1971, the Vikings re-acquired Fran Tarkenton prior to the 1972 season. During the 1970s, the Vikings appeared in three more Super Bowls (VIII, IX, and XI) under Grant and lost each one, [7] but he was the first coach to lead a team to four Super Bowl appearances. He retired after the 1983 NFL season and was succeeded by Les Steckel, who led the team to a 3–13 record the following season. [7] Steckel was fired as head coach after the 1984 season and Grant returned as coach for the Vikings in 1985. [7] After one season where he returned the club to a 7–9 record, he stepped down again. [7] Grant retired as the eighth most successful coach in NFL history with an overall record of 161 wins, 99 losses, and 5 ties. As of 2021, he also remains the most successful coach in Vikings history. [1] During his tenure with the Vikings, he led the Vikings to four Super Bowl games, 11 division titles, one league championship and three NFC championships. [1]

Career statistics


  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
  Won an NBA championship

Source [22]

Regular season

1949–50 Minneapolis 35.365.412.52.6
1950–51 Minneapolis 61.288.6271.91.22.6


1949–50 Minneapolis 11.400.500.63.9
1950–51 Minneapolis 6.3641.


Led the league
BoldCareer high

Regular season

1951 PHI 121100000002
1952 PHI 12125699717.88474.783.141
Career [18] 24235699717.88474.783.143

Head coaching record

TeamYearRegular seasonPost-season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
WPG 1957 1240.7502nd in W.I.F.U210.667Lost to Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 45th Grey Cup
WPG 1958 1330.8131st in WIFU Conference201.000Won over Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 46th Grey Cup
WPG 1959 1240.7501st in West Conference201.000Won over Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 47th Grey Cup
WPG 1960 1420.8751st in West Conference01.000Lost to Edmonton Eskimos in Conference Finals
WPG 1961 1330.8131st in West Conference201.000Won over Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 49th Grey Cup
WPG 1962 1150.6881st in West Conference201.000Won over Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 50th Grey Cup
WPG 1963 790.4384th in West Conference
WPG 1964 1141.0945th in West Conference
WPG 1965 1150.6882nd in West Conference21.667Lost to Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 53rd Grey Cup
WPG 1966 871.5312nd in West Conference11.500Lost to Saskatchewan Roughriders in Conference Finals
CFL Total102562.644134.765
MIN 1967 383.2734th in NFL Central
MIN 1968 860.5711st in NFL Central01.000Lost to Baltimore Colts in Divisional Round
MIN 1969 1220.8571st in NFL Central21.667 Won NFL Championship. Lost to Chiefs in Super Bowl IV
MIN 1970 1220.8571st in NFC Central01.000Lost to San Francisco 49ers in Divisional Round
MIN 1971 1130.7861st in NFC Central01.000Lost to Dallas Cowboys in Divisional Round
MIN 1972 770.5003rd in NFC Central
MIN 1973 1220.8571st in NFC Central21.667Lost to Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VIII
MIN 1974 1040.7141st in NFC Central21.667Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl IX
MIN 1975 1220.8571st in NFC Central01.000Lost to Dallas Cowboys in Divisional Round
MIN 1976 1121.8211st in NFC Central21.667Lost to Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XI
MIN 1977 950.6431st in NFC Central11.500Lost to Dallas Cowboys in NFC Championship Game
MIN 1978 871.5311st in NFC Central01.000Lost to Los Angeles Rams in Divisional Round
MIN 1979 790.4383rd in NFC Central
MIN 1980 970.5631st in NFC Central01.000Lost to Philadelphia Eagles in Divisional Round
MIN 1981 790.4384th in NFC Central
MIN 1982* 540.5564th in NFC11.500Lost to Washington Redskins in Divisional Round
MIN 1983 880.5004th in NFC Central
MIN 1985 790.4383rd in NFC Central
NFL Total158965.6221012.455
* The 1982 NFL season was shortened to nine games due to a players' strike.

Post-coaching career

After retiring, Grant became a less prominent public figure and focused on hunting and fishing [2] and supporting environmental reforms. He has been a spokesperson against Native American hunting and fishing treaty rights in Minnesota. In 1993, Grant's efforts resulted in a death threat. [23] In 2005, he spoke at a Capitol rally in Minnesota for the conservation of wetlands, wetland wildlife, and water. [24] Grant addressed 5,000 supporters, saying, "In this legislative session, we want to see some action. It's more important than any stadium they could ever build in this state." [25] In 1994, Grant would be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame by Sid Hartman, who was now a senior Minnesota sports columnist. [26]

Grant is still listed as a consultant for the Vikings and maintains an office at the team's headquarters at TCO Performance Center in Eagan, Minnesota. [2] [27]

In 2014 the Winnipeg Blue Bombers unveiled a statue of Coach Grant outside IG Field. In 2016 Coach Grant was inducted into the Blue Bomber ring of honour.

Coaching tree

As of 2020, seven of Grant's assistants have become head coaches, and one has won the Super Bowl.

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