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« on: March 11, 2022, 05:25:29 AM »

A great story about Bud Grant, two way player and coach in the CFL, the NFL, his interception record, NFL and CFL salaries in his day and much more...

https://www.vikings.com/news/longform/bud-grant-interceptions-pro-football-record
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2022, 05:04:23 PM »

What a wonderful story of a wonderful personality..a great football player brings back great memories to this old guy.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2022, 05:19:17 PM »

Great story. Great player and coach.

A couple of things: Rod Hill had 5 int's in one game against the Ticats when he was a Bomber. Vernon Perry played for the Als IIRC before going to the NFL.

Also, I ended up with an autograph card from Bud Grant a few years back. Nice to have.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2022, 03:44:13 PM »

Definitely a legend.....and the youngest to ever coach in the CFL.   His nickname was the Silver Fox.    Most successful Bomber coach ever and I grew up watching him so I was spoiled early as a Bomber fan.   He coached some great players and none greater than Leo Lewis who in his own word was "the best player I ever coached on either side of the border".   I met both Leo and Bud who came out to our little high school on the prairie to play an exhibition basketball game against our alumni as a fundraiser.   They were obviously both gifted athletes as well as true sportsmen from a bygone era.
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2022, 04:29:22 PM »


Played DE, receiver and DB. Now that's a player with extreme talent and athleticism!!!.

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 CFL record.[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]
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2022, 05:10:33 PM »

NBA Champion too. Wink
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