Former Vikings QB Joe Kapp Passes Away


Noah Norville

News broke on May 9, 2023, after the death of Joe Kapp, who was the former quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings from 1967 to 1970.

Born on March 19, 1938, in Sante Fe, New Mexico, Joe Kapp attended the University of California as quarterback for their Golden Bears team. In his professional career, he first played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Calgary Stampeders and the BC Lions. Kapp made the choice to transfer to the National Football League (NFL) before the start of the 1967 CFL season, where he played for the Minnesota Vikings. During his time with the Vikings, he led his team to the 1969 Super Bowl where they defeated the Cleveland Browns. Kapp also was selected to that year’s Pro Bowl game. He ended his time in the NFL and CFL with one Super Bowl win, one Pro Bowl selection, 1964 CFL Grey Cup Championship, and has an NFL record for having the most touchdown passes in a game.

Even after his career, Joe Kapp has been one of the most respected NFL and CFL legends of his time, and his legacy will live on.