A former NFL and CFL quarterback honored among the 50 Greatest Vikings is dead at the age of 84.
The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the legendary Joe Kapp passed away this Monday after a battle with dementia, citing his son J.J. Kapp.
Kapp, a former Pro Bowler, is the only quarterback to help his team reach the Rose Bowl, Super Bowl, and Grey Cup.
The former signal-caller began his professional career in the CFL in 1959, though he was drafted by the then-Washington Redskins. While Washington owned his rights to play in the United States, Kapp was able to pursue a career in Canada after the American franchise failed to contact him. He spent eight seasons with Calgary and British Columbia.
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He joined the Vikings in 1967, helping them win the last NFL Championship. Kapp also fired the Vikings to Super Bowl 4 in 1969 but they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The last season of his NFL career was played out with the Boston Patriots in 1970.
Following a stint in Hollywood as an actor and producer, the former All-American returned to his alma mater, California, as a coach. He went 7-4 in his first season despite no previous coaching experience and would coach the Golden Bears for five seasons.
Kapp was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, and the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame.
We at TotalProSports would like to extend sympathies to Kapp’s family, friends, and loved ones.
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