MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Greg Coleman says he will retire from being a Vikings broadcaster after the 2021 season.
Coleman spent many years as a radio sideline analyst for Vikings Radio Broadcast after retiring from the NFL. He was a punter for Minnesota from 1978 to 1987.READ MORE: More Than 400 Crashes & Spinouts On Minnesota Roads Amid Saturday's Snow
Coleman called the retirement a “bittersweet farewell” in a post on his website.
“Look forward to the next chapter focusing on family, my professional speaking business, HBCU special projects & of course my connection to Purple Nation Skol!” Coleman said.
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I'm announcing that the 2021 Season will be my last a part of Vikings Radio Broadcast. Look forward to the next chapter focusing on family, my professional speaking business, HBCU special projects & of course my connection to Purple Nation Skol!
— Greg Coleman (@gregcoleman8) December 30, 2021
Coleman was the first Black punter in the NFL. In 2021, he was inducted into the Black College Hall of Fame.
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