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Vikings broadcaster Greg Coleman to retire after 2021 season

Coleman has been the team's sideline reporter for the past 21 seasons.

Minnesota Vikings broadcaster Greg Coleman announced on Thursday that he will retire after the 2021 season, ending a run that spanned nearly three decades with the team.

After spending 10 seasons with the Vikings as a punter, Coleman joined the broadcast team as their sideline reporter following the 1988 season. He has also spent the last 21 years as the radio sideline reporter.

The 67-year-old went down as one of the greatest punters in team history but he's just as known for his moments on the mic. His "Pregame Preach" has become a staple of Vikings broadcasts as well as his phrases such as "kill a mosquito with an ax."

Coleman will be on the sidelines for the Vikings' final two regular-season games and the playoffs if the Vikings make it.

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