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*Dennis Green, whose NFL coaching career spanned 13 seasons and included stints with the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, died Friday morning at the age of 67, reports ESPN.

Family friend and former agent Ray Anderson said Green died after a cardiac arrest.


Green made eight playoff appearances in 10 seasons with the Vikings, reaching the NFC Championship Game in 1998 and 2000. He led the Vikings to a 15-1 regular season in 1998.

Green’s Cardinals tenure may be best remembered for his “They are who they thought they were” rant after Arizona blew a 20-0 halftime lead to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in 2006.

Sportswriter Larry Fitzgerald Sr., the father of Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he spoke with Green on Thursday.

“Denny was my guy,” Fitzgerald said. “He gave me the opportunity to host and produce his radio show eight years ago.”

Green also served as a head coach of Northwestern and Stanford at the collegiate level.