SHS to Receive HOF Plaque for Bud Grant

By KBJR News 1

April 16, 2013 Updated Apr 16, 2013 at 9:48 PM CST

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Superior High School will become an official extension of the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month, that when the school receives a special plaque commemorating the career of Superior, Wis. native and legendary Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant.

The plaque comes to Superior as part of the Hometown Hall of Famers program, in which current Hall of Famers are presented a historical plaque in their hometown.

Grant was coach of Minnesota for 18 seasons, leading the Vikings to an overall record of (158-96-5) during his tenure. The team played in four Super Bowls under Grant and also won 11 division championships.

A 1945 graduate of Superior Central, Grant went on to be a nine-time letter winner at the University of Minnesota before being taken by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 1950 NFL Draft.

Before he played for the Eagles, though, Grant played two seasons with the Minneapolis Lakers in the NBA, with his team winning the NBA championship each season.

He then played two seasons with Philadelphia, the first as a defensive end and the second as a wide receiver.

The official presentation of Grant's plaque will happen at 10:00 a.m. on May 1 at Superior High School. The public is invited to attend, with the doors opening at 9:00 a.m.

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