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Wally Hilgenberg Minnesota Vikings Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo #4 COA DECEASED

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Great looking 8x10 color photo autographed by former Minnesota Vikings linebacker and former University of Iowa Hawkeye football player...Wally Hilgenberg and also signed by Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman...Doug Sutherland.

Wally was drafted by the Lions in the 4th round of the 1964 draft and he played for the Detroit Lions 1964-66 and the Minnesota Vikings 1968-79. Wally, who played on four Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl teams, appeared in 199 games, had one punt return for -2 yards, one kickoff return for 2 yards, intercepted 8 passes for 62 yards and a TD, registered one safety and scored on a fumble return for a TD. Wally signed this photo on Saturday September 14, 2002. Wally was a class act and will be missed by many.

Doug was drafted in the 14th round of the 1970 draft by the New Orleans Saints. He played for the Saints 1970, Minnesota Vikings 1971-80 and Seattle Seahawks 1981. He played in a total of 164 games during his career including three of the Super Bowls for the Minnesota Vikings and he led all Vikings defenders in sacks in 1980 with 5 (along with Mark Mullaney and Doug Martin). Doug signed this photo on November 9, 2002.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

Walter Hilgenberg (September 19, 1942 - September 23, 2008) is a former professional American football player.

Hilgenberg was born in Marshalltown in 1942. His family moved to Wilton where he grew up and graduated from Wilton High School. He attended the University of Iowa, where he starred on both sides of the line of scrimmage, as a linebacker and as a guard. He played 16 seasons in the National Football League, with the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings.

In 1964, he was drafted in the fourth round by the Lions. In 1968, he was traded from the Lions to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was waived before ever playing a game in Pittsburgh. After being waived by the Steelers, Hilgenberg was picked up off waivers by the Vikings, for whom he played until he retired after the 1979 season. During that time, he was one of the few players to play in all four of the Vikings Super Bowl appearances (Super Bowl IV, Super Bowl VIII, Super Bowl IX, Super Bowl XI).

Hilgenberg's daughter Kristi Hilgenberg was Miss Minnesota Teen USA 1998.

Hilgenberg died on September 23, 2008, after battling for several years with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.[1]

The word, "MCVIKES" will not appear on your photo. This autographed photo was placed inside a plastic page, the label was placed on top of the plastic page and this photo was then scanned. If you buy it, you will like it.

Lifetime guarantee in regards to this autographed photo which also comes with a COA from Gearhart Enterprises, Inc. Member of the UACC. UACC Registered Dealer #RD189.