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Longtime NFL Coach, 3-Time Pro Bowler, Dies After Motorcycle Crash

Howard Mudd, left, played seven seasons in the NFL between the 49ers and the Chicago Bears. The three-time Pro Bowler retired as a player in 1971 and went on to a long career as a coach

Longtime NFL coach Howard Mudd, 78, has died after suffering injuries in a motorcycle crash |

Mudd was remembered across the league for his brilliance

Ahu 14, 2020

Fox News – Former NFL coach Howard Mudd died Wednesday two weeks after he was hospitalized following serious injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash in Seattle. He was 78.

The Indianapolis Colts, where Mudd spent 11 seasons of his football career, made the announcement.

“Rest in peace, Howard Mudd,” Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted. “Howard was a GREAT player during a shortened career and then became one of the game’s all-time greatest offensive line coaches. He contributed to many different teams over 47 years in our league—but he will always be a Colt.”

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Peyton Manning was among those who remembered Mudd.

Mudd was a longtime offensive line coach. Since 1974, he’s spent time with the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles.

He was the offensive line coach for the Colts from 1998 to 2009 and was a part of the Super Bowl XLI-winning team … Read more. 

Howard Mudd

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Howard Edward Mudd (February 10, 1942 – August 12, 2020) was an American football offensive lineman and coach.

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He attended Midland High School and then Michigan State University.

While at Michigan State he joined Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.

Mudd played football for Hillsdale College from 1960 to 1963, where he was a starting guard and a team captain.

His play at the school led to his induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame.

He then played seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears from 1964 to 1970.

Mudd was a three-time Pro Bowler, in 1966, 1967, and 1968.

He retired in 1971 due to a knee injury, and began his coaching career at the University of California the following year.

From 1998–2009, he was the offensive line coach for the Indianapolis Colts, with whom he won Super Bowl XLI.

For his work as an assistant coach, Mudd earned the Pro Football Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

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