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Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies at 67

Dennis Green walks off the field with a jubilent Randall Cunningham after his 1st playoff win as coach of the Vikings.

Dennis Green walks off the field with a jubilent Randall Cunningham after his 1st playoff win as coach of the Vikings. Star Tribune

Former NFL coach Dennis Green died Friday. He was 67. 

Green, who served as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 1992 to 2011, died following a cardiac arrest, friend and manager Ray Anderson tells ESPN. 

Green led the Vikings to eight playoff seasons during his tenure with team. His Vikings teams reached the NFC Championship Game in 1998 and 2000. The team went 15-1 in 1998, which remains the best season in franchise history. 

A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Green was the second black coach in NFL history, and his career record of 113-94 ranks 33rd all-time. His record with the Vikings (97-62) ranks only behind Bud Grant's (158-96).

Green coached the Arizona Cardinals from 2004 to 2006, and his epic '06 post-game rant, posted below, has delighted NFL fans for a decade. His 35-year coaching career included collegiate head coaching stops at Northwestern and Stanford.