(KMSP) - President Donald Trump is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest honor for a civilian, to Alan Page a former Viking and Minnesota Supreme Court justice.
Page played for the Vikings from 1967 to 1978 appearing in four Super Bowls. He earned his legal degree while playing professional football and became an associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1993 where he served until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 2015.
In addition to Page, the medal will be posthumously given to Babe Ruth, Elvis Presley, and Antonin Scalia.
Medals are also going to Miriam Adelson, a doctor and wife of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a Republican donor; Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 41 years in the U.S. Senate; former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach.