Happy 95th birthday, Bud Grant

Leave a "happy birthday" wish for Bud in the comments and check out a handful of our favorite photos of The Coach, old ones and not-so-old ones. 


Bud Grant turns 95 on Friday. Here are a few of our favorite photos of Minnesota's favorite football coach. Come back later this morning to hear an interview with Grant on the Daily Delivery podcast and read Michael Rand's blog post on his visit with the legendary Vikings coach.

New Vikings head coach Bud Grant in 1967.
Bud Grant playing for Gophers in 1948.
Bud Grant pacing the Vikings sidelines in 1979.
Bud Grant was greeted by Bruno, a 15-month-old orangutan, when the Vikings coach came to work on April Fool's Day 1980. Grant, who has a reputation for playing practical jokes on the club's office staff, was on the receiving end this time.
Receiver Ahmad Rashad flashed the "A-OK" sign as he and Bud Grant stood together at practice in 1977.
Bud Grant relaxed with his black Lab, Maggie, on his property on Simms Lake near Gordon, Wis., in 1995.
In this 2006 photo, retired Vikings coach Bud Grant awaited a flight of Canada geese in Manitoba, about an hour north of Winnipeg.
Sid Hartman posed for a photo beside close, personal friend Bud Grant in 2018.