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Former Longhorn Jim Hudson dies

Posted June 25th, 2014

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Jim Hudson, a quarterback and defensive back for coach Darrell Royal’s Longhorns in the 1960s, has died, according to a family friend. Hudson was 70.

The cause of death was Traumatic Dementia Encephalopathy, a degenerative disease, the friend said.

Hudson played for the Longhorns when they won the 1963 national championship. A year later, he threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to George Sauer to help the fifth-ranked Longhorns beat Alabama 21-17 in the 1965 Orange Bowl after the 1964 season.

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The Alabama quarterback that day, Joe Namath, would become Hudson’s teammate with the New York Jets, who won Super Bowl III in January, 1969. Hudson was a safety on that team.

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