The NFL has lost another legend. Dennis Green, former Vikings and Cardinals coach has passed away at the age of 67.
“Dennis passed away last night from complications of cardiac arrest,” Green’s family said in a statement. “His family was by his side and he fought hard.”
Green is known as the second black head coach in the modern era. Some may also remember him from when he was the Cardinals coach when he went on a rant after his team blew a 20-0 lead. He coached the Cardinals from 2004-2006.
While with the Vikings from 1992-2001 he made 8 playoff appearances, including two trips to the NFC Championship Game. He ranks second in franchise history in games coached, wins, and winning percentage.
With a career record of 113-94, Green went only 4-8 in the playoffs.
Green played his college ball at Iowa as a running back from 1968-1970. He began coaching at Dayton in 1973. He also was an assistant on the 1980’s San Francisco 49ers before returning to college to coach Northwestern from 1981-1985 then coaching at Stanford from 1989-1991.
Several players and members of the NFL family has expressed their sadness about Green’s passing.