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Matt Blair

Matt Blair (1950–2020), former Vikings star linebacker

by Kirk Fox

Matt Blair was a former outside linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings and a six-time Pro Bowl selection. 

  • Died: Thursday October 22, 2020 (Who else died on October 22?)  
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 70, announced by the Vikings. 
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Minnesota Vikings Legend

Blair was drafted by the Vikings in 1974 out of Iowa State. He played all 12 seasons of his NFL career at outside linebacker for the Vikings. He was selected to six consecutive Pro Bowls from 1977 through 1982 and has the second most tackles in Vikings history. Blair played in two Super Bowls with the Vikings, both losses. After football, he became a wildlife and landscape photographer.  

Tributes to Matt Blair

Full Obituary: Star-Tribune

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