Howard Mudd seriously injured in motorcycle crash

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Howard Mudd, a longtime NFL assistant who is considered one of the best offensive line coaches in league history, has been hospitalized after a motorcycle crash.

Mudd is in the intensive care unit at a Seattle hospital and will need multiple surgeries for injuries described as “a fractured pelvis and spine,” according to FOX 59 in Indianapolis.

A family friend described the 78-year-old Mudd as “awake on and off.”

Mudd played college football at Michigan State and was drafted by the 49ers in 1964. He had a seven-year NFL career and played in three Pro Bowls, then he had a decades-long career as an offensive line coach with the Chargers, 49ers, Seahawks, Browns, Chiefs, Colts and Eagles.

6 responses to “Howard Mudd seriously injured in motorcycle crash

  1. Oh my, that’s terrible.

    My own pops bought a hog after he retired and he laid it down just from wet paint.
    It’s a fun idea but it’s never a safe idea.

  2. Hope he has a full recovery. Those injuries at his age are scary. Wonder if he was on his way to the annual Sturgis rally.

  3. Young or old those things are dangerous and yes I have owned one and could possibly get me another. My point is others do not respect them on the road. Someone said at that age they should not be on a motorcycle and you can also say some old people behind the wheel of a car do not need to be on the road. Get well coach and stay safe.

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