Marv Levy is already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a brilliant career as Bills head coach. On Friday night, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame will induct the former Montreal Alouette coach into its Hall of Fame.
Bud Grant and Warren Moon are the only other people in the CFL Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. Grant coached the Vikings and Winnipeg. Moon played for the Oilers, Vikings, Seahawks and Chiefs after starting his professional career with Edmonton.
“It stunned me” Levy told the Canadian press. “It surprised me after all these years. I know how few people are in both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
“I know that Bud Grant was an adversary, but he was also a person that I have always admired and liked a lot. And Warren Moon was an amazing player both in Canada and in the NFL. It’s very, very soulful. I’m excited and a little amazed.”
Levy, 96, will not attend the induction ceremony in Hamilton, Ontario.
Levy left his job coaching special teams in Washington following the team’s 14-7 Super Bowl loss to the undefeated Dolphins in 1972 to become Montreal’s head coach. He spent five seasons training in the CFL, going 43-31-4 and winning two Gray Cup titles.
He returned to the NFL in 1978 as head coach of the Chiefs.
Levy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001 after being the best winning coach in Bills team history over 12 seasons. He was the CEO of the Bills from 2006–2007.