Doug Sutherland’s Cause of Death at 73 Remains Unknown
Minnesota Vikings are mourning the passing of their former player and have released a statement to confirm the sad news, but Doug Sutherland’s cause of death has not been revealed in their statement.
The former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Doug Sutherland passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at the age of 73. Vikings co-owners Zygi and Mark Wilf shared a statement and paid a touching tribute to the late plater.
“Doug Sutherland was one of our proudest Legends. His humble nature did not allow for him to talk much about his own playing career, but Doug was a key member of some of the best defenses in NFL history and three Super Bowl teams,” the statement reads.
They added: “Doug was also the consummate teammate after football. He was one of the most active members of Vikings Legends events and didn’t miss a chance to help out at a community event or lend a hand where needed. Our thoughts are with Doug’s friends and family.”
Doug Sutherland whose full name was Douglas A. Sutherland was born on August 1, 1948, in Superior, Wisconsin, United States. He was a football defensive tackle in the NFL.
He played college football at the University of Wisconsin–Superior in Superior, Wisconsin. Douglas was selected in the 1970 NFL Draft with the New Orleans Saints.
From 1971 through 1980, Sutherland became a part of the famous Purple People Eaters for the Minnesota Vikings. He also played in Super Bowls VIII, IX, and XI.
In 2010 he was named as one of the Vikings’ 50 greatest players, a list the team unveiled as part of its 50th season. Doug was a part of the Vikings teams that won 8 central division titles and 3 NFL championships.
Over the course of his professional career, Douglas played in 164 total games, recovering 4 fumbles and compiling 29 sacks. In 1981, he finished his career with the Seattle Seahawks.
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Doug Sutherland’s Cause of Death is behind Shadows
Although Doug Sutherland’s cause of death has not been announced yet, his death was confirmed through Zygi and Mark Wilf’s statement. Sutherland’s fans who are searching for their legend’s death cause haven’t found any clue from his family at this moment.
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After receiving the heartbreaking news, Douglas’ friends and fans quickly flooded social media with condolence messages. Many fans also took to Twitter to pay touching tributes to him.
Jerry Zgoda wrote: “Sad @Vikings news: Fifth Purple People Eater Doug Sutherland dies at 73. He didn’t know it then but he changed my life when he kindly sat w/ me & 2 Burnsville High pals on Nov 20 1976 for a sophomore journalism assignment, a story that helped me think I could do this for a living.”
One social media user wrote: “Doug Sutherland, I never knew you thru your successful football career, but rather the deeds and service of the Superior Rotary Club over the past decade. This news is surely unfortunate. You will be missed, my friend.”
“The Minnesota Vikings confirmed this afternoon that former defensive tackle Doug Sutherland 73, passed away earlier today. With the Vikings, Sutherland was a key contributor for his first four seasons before becoming a full-time starter in 1975,” another user shared.
“I am so sorry we have lost this amazing guy and member of the Vikings family. He was one of the kindest, most genuine men,” Eller tweeted Tuesday night.
Dan Williamson tweeted: “Sad news. I had the honor of interviewing Doug Sutherland a number of times over the years. He was always so kind and gracious with his time. Thoughts are with his family and friends.”