Dennis Green’s legacy will live on in Minnesota.
The Vikings on Monday announced the late coach will be posthumously inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor.
Green, who died in July 2016 at the age of 67 due to complications from cardiac arrest, coached the Vikings from 1992 through 2001. He complied a 101-70 record over 10 seasons and finished with the second-most wins in franchise history behind former coach Bud Grant (178).
“Dennis Green’s impact on the Minnesota Vikings, and really the entire NFL, is still felt to this day,” Vikings president Mark Wilf said in a statement. “In addition to being widely regarded as one of the NFL’s top coaches, Denny was also known as a great mentor and leader by all who had the fortune of being in his presence. We’re extremely honored to forever memorialize Denny and his family in the Vikings Ring of Honor and we’re looking forward to the induction in September.”
The team surprised Green’s wife, Marie, with the news on Friday.
“I think that he’d be honored and very proud to be in the Ring of Honor.” – Marie Green pic.twitter.com/9s51HDeftY
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) June 18, 2018
The ceremony honoring Green is scheduled to take place during halftime of Minnesota’s Sept. 23 game against Buffalo at U.S. Bank Stadium.
He will be the sole inductee for 2018 after the team inducted wide receivers Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad in 2017.