March 31, 1943|
Steubenville, Ohio, United States
|Died||June 25, 2013
Austin, Texas, United States
|1965-1970||New York Jets|
Jim Hudson (March 31, 1943 – June 25, 2013) was a professional American Football defensive back. Hudson played for the New York Jets from 1965 to 1970, playing in both the AFL and NFL. He started in Super Bowl III for the Jets, and made a key interception just before the end of the first half.
Hudson was born in Steubenville, Ohio. He played both defensive back and quarterback at Texas, and played on the team that won the NCAA championship in 1963. His 69-yard touchdown pass to George Sauer in the 1965 Orange Bowl helped Texas to victory over Alabama and attracted the attention of Jets scouts who had come to watch Crimson Tide quarterback Joe Namath. After being teammates as Texas, Hudson and Sauer would continue as teammates for the New York Jets for five years from 1965 through 1969.
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- Moran, Gaby. "Longhorn Hall of Honor: Jim Hudson". TexasFootball.com, November 5, 2012. Retrieved on May 9, 2013.
- Drape, Joe. "A Lone Star Boy's New Glory". New York Times, July 10, 1997. Retrieved on May 9, 2013.
- Jim Hudson, former Longhorn, dies
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