Vikings Announce Uniform Tribute To Hall of Fame Head Coach Bud Grant
9 August 2023
Bud Grant is one of the greatest coaches in Minnesota Vikings history.
During his 18-year tenure with the team, Grant earned a 62.1 percent winning percentage (158 wins),
three NFC championship appearances and one Super Bowl.
On Tuesday, the team social media account announced uniform tributes for the legendary coach.
"Players will wear a special jersey patch in Minnesota's home opener against the Buccaneers," wrote Lindsey Young of Vikings.com.
"The added insignia is iconic but not ostentatious, just like the beloved figure.
Rectangular with rounded corners, it is embroidered in purple with Bud's signature.
"The familiar curves of the
and pronounced loop of the
's stem have been seen on autographed Vikings memorabilia over the years.
Now it aptly will be sewn just above players' hearts – fitting, as Bud truly represented Viking spirit for Minnesota's season-
opener against Tampa Bay when the Vikings wear their Classic uniforms that were launched last month."