|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1943|
|Death: ||Jun. 25, 2013|
Professional Football Player. For six seasons (1965 to 1970), he played at the safety position in the American and National Football Leagues with the New York Jets. Born James Clark Hudson, he was raised in Texas where he attended La Feria High School and later, he played collegiate football at the University of Texas. While with the Longhorns, Hudson emerged as a key player under the guidance Hall of Fame coach Darrell Royal. He used his athletic talents at the quarterback, wide receiver, punter and various positions on defense. Texas capped a storied season in 1963 with a victory over Navy in the Cotton Bowl (Hudson recorded six tackles in the contest) and the school's first National Championship. The following season (1964), he quarterbacked the Longhorns as they culminated the season with a win over Alabama and Joe Namath in the Orange Bowl Game. Signed as a non-drafted player by the Jets, he appeared in 54 regular season games and experienced a Super Bowl championship season in 1968. During Super Bowl III (1969), Hudson produced an interception for which snuffed out a potential scoring drive by the Colts enabling the Jets to go onto win the historic game. After retiring from football, Hudson worked in the real estate industry and trained thoroughbred horses. He was named to the Texas Longhorns' Honor Roll. He died of complications from issues related to dementia. (bio by: C.S.)
Donated to medical science
Specifically: Boston University
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jun 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112911376
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Added: Mar. 31, 2015
Jim, I watched you play at Texas and the Jets. What a football player. Your memory will be with us forever. Rest In Eternal Peace my friend. Please say hello to Coach Royal for me up there. "Hook Em' Horns"!|
Billy R. Edgar
Added: Nov. 17, 2014
Added: Jun. 25, 2014
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