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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2006, file photo, Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green watches from the sidelines during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Glendale, Ariz. Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s and also coached the Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green’s family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday, July 22, 2016, announcing the death.(AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Former NFL head coach Denny Green dead at 67

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Dennis Green, former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, died early Friday morning after suffering a heart attack. He was 67.

"We are incredibly saddened by the sudden passing of former Vikings Head Coach Dennis Green," the Vikings said in a statement. "Denny made his mark in ways far beyond being an outstanding football coach. He mentored countless players and served as a father figure for the men he coached. Denny founded the Vikings Community Tuesday Program, a critical initiative that is now implemented across the entire NFL. He took great pride in helping assistant coaches advance their careers. His tenure as one of the first African-American head coaches in both college and the NFL was also transformative."

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