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Ex-Vikings quarterback Wade Wilson dies at 60

Wilson guided the Vikings to the 1987 NFC title game.

The quarterback who led the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game in 1987, Wade Wilson, died Friday on his 60th birthday.

The cause of Wilson's death hasn't been announced, but his former Vikings teammate, quarterback Sean Salisbury, tweeted that Wilson died of a heart attack. 

Wilson, a 6-foot-3 former eighth-round draft choice in 1981, played 17 seasons in the NFL, the first 11 for the Vikings before stints with the Falcons and Cowboys.  

He led the Vikings to the NFC title game in 1987 and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1988. 

Wilson went into coaching after his playing career, including a run as Cowboys quarterbacks coach from 2007-17 where he helped guide Tony Romo to become the team's all-time leading passer. 

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