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Karl Kassulke, former hard-hitting Viking, dies

Published 10/28/2008, Herald Wire Report

Bob Lurtsema remembers seeing Bud Grant break down only once during the six years he played for the Hall of Fame coach. The Minnesota Vikings were set to open training camp in 1973 when Grant got up in front of his players. Grant informed the team that safety Karl Kassulke had been in a motorcycle accident hours earlier and could possibly die.

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