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    Former Viking Wally Hilgenberg has ALS...?

    Did anyone know this? Sorry if it's already been posted.

    Minnesota Bound: A former Viking's battle off the field

    Remember Minnesota Vikings linebacker Wally Hilgenberg? He played for the Vikes during the 1970s.

    "My age? 27, no, that's not right. I guess 64," laughs Hilgenberg.

    Sixty-four? Can't be? Football heroes aren't supposed to age.

    Wally Hilgenberg was a tough linebacker, a beloved Minnesota Viking for 12 seasons. Today Wally Hilgenberg is playing a different kind of high stakes game, the game of life.

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    Re: Former Viking Wally Hilgenberg has ALS...?

    Damn, that's too bad.
    Wally was a great Viking...and still is.

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    Re: Former Viking Wally Hilgenberg has ALS...?

    That's sad to hear, hope he fights well

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    Re: Former Viking Wally Hilgenberg has ALS...?

    That is too bad, sounds like he still has his sense of humor.("You don't look so good,Ron") Best wishes to Wally and his family. God Bless.

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    Re: Former Viking Wally Hilgenberg has ALS...?

    This sucks....I grew up watching this guy play and it serves as a reminder that I'm not that far behind him.....Better get to Minnesota and see a Vikings game ASAP. I feel like time is running out when I hear about players getting seriously Ill.

    I hope Wally makes it a great fight...

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    Re: Former Viking Wally Hilgenberg has ALS...?

    Very sad indeed.
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