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Former Jets safety Jim Hudson dies

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A two-way college star of the 1960s, who won big games with and against Joe Namath, has passed away.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, former University of Texas and Jets safety Jim Hudson died at the age of 70.

Hudson drew the Jets’ notice when he quarterbacked the Longhorns against Namath’s Alabama team in the 1965 Orange Bowl, and he would later play safety for the Jets in Super Bowl III. He also led the Longhorns to the 1963 national championship.

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10 Responses to “Former Jets safety Jim Hudson dies”
  1. green41563 says: Jun 27, 2013 12:44 PM

    Rest easy, Jim.

  2. pisano says: Jun 27, 2013 12:47 PM

    A great Jet, I’ll always remember #22 a hard hitter. God rest his soul.

  3. aaroncurryisbust says: Jun 27, 2013 12:53 PM

    Aaron Hernandez strikes again!

  4. micknangold says: Jun 27, 2013 1:02 PM

    RIP.

  5. fdugrad says: Jun 27, 2013 1:18 PM

    I remember him. I watched him play in SBIII. Very good player. RIP.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 27, 2013 1:46 PM

    Foul play is not suspected.

  7. barrywhererufrom says: Jun 27, 2013 1:55 PM

    RIP

  8. jonkybon says: Jun 27, 2013 1:58 PM

    Thanks for the memories…RIP

  9. louhudson23 says: Jun 27, 2013 2:20 PM

    Reading the link,it mentions his pass to Sauer against Namath in the NC game….all three ended up as key parts of the Jets AFL heyday and SuperBowl win. Defensive backfileds were the Wild Wild West back in those AFL day…Hudson got around….RIP

  10. hidden202 says: Jun 28, 2013 12:49 AM

    RIP

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