Dennis Green to be inducted into Minnesota Vikings’ Ring of Honor

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21 Oct 2001: Dennis Green, head coach of the Minnesota Vikings during the game against the Green Bay Packers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota . The Vikings won 35-13. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Allsport

MINNESOTA– A Dauphin County native is set to be immortalized in the Minnesota Vikings’ Ring of Honor this season.

Dennis Green, who died in 2016 at the age of 67, was the Vikings’ Head Coach from 1992 to 2001.

During that time, Green won the second most games in franchise history (97), won four division titles and advanced to the NFC Championship Game in 1998 & 2000.

On Monday, the team announced that Green will be inducted into the Ring of Honor before its September 23 game against the Buffalo Bills.

Vikings’ co-owner Mark Wilf released the following statement on Green’s induction:

“Dennis Green’s impact on the Minnesota Vikings, and really the entire NFL, is still felt to this day. 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.”

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