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Dennis Green, former NFL coach, dead at 67

Former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green passed away early Friday morning after suffering cardiac arrest, reports.

Former agent Ray Anderson confirmed the death to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Green, 67, spent 17 years as a coach in the NFL. He was a special teams coordinator with the 49ers for a season and later their wide receivers coach for three seasons in the 1980's. After a stint as the head coach of Stanford University, Green returned to the NFL and led the Vikings from 1992 through 2001. He returned three years later as the head coach of the Cardinals from 2004 through 2006. Prior to Tony Dungy's winning Super Bowl XLI with the Colts, Green's 1998 season with the Vikings was the most successful ever by an African-American head coach.

He finished his NFL career with a win-loss record of 113-94 (0.546 winning percentage) in the regular season and 4-8 in the postseason. The 113 wins place 33rd on the NFL's all-time list.

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