EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are sending condolences to family and friends of Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach Don Shula, who passed away Monday at age 90.
Shula's 328 career regular-season victories and 347 total wins (including playoffs) are the most in NFL history. He was head coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1963-69 and the Miami Dolphins from 1970-95. The Colts won the NFL Championship in 1968, and the Dolphins won back-to-back Super Bowls (VII against Washington and VIII against Minnesota) early in Shula's tenure in Miami.
STATEMENT FROM THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS AND THE WILF FAMILY:
"The NFL family lost one of its most legendary members with the passing of Don Shula. His impact on the game, his leadership and the legacy he leaves will never be forgotten. The Vikings thoughts are with Coach Shula's family and friends."
STATEMENT FROM HALL OF FAME HEAD COACH BUD GRANT:
"Don will go down as one of the greatest coaches of all time by his record and his longevity. He's one of the very best. He was innovative as a coach, always well prepared, and he changed with the evolution of football over the years. His intensity and competitiveness was second to none, and he instilled that in his players."