"To the family, many, many friends, and fans to one of the greatest outside linebacker that was a six-time Pro Bowl selection. May you find comfort in your wealth of fond memories together with your dear loved one Matt Blair. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with the loss of Matt."
"I am a HUGE Vikings fan and got the chance to meet Matt and his wife during a craft show I attended. He had a display of his artwork and I was lucky enough to engage in a great conversation with him and found out how nice he was. I was torn between two pieces of his work and he said, "If you buy both, I will sign them both for you!" You can guess...I did purchase both pictures. He was a great football player but more importantly, he was a wonderful, thoughtful, and funny man. Rest In Peace, Matt. My prayers of strength go out to your family."