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    Jim Hudson passes away at 70

    Jim Hudson the greatest safety in Jets history(imo)
    passed away at 70 from a dementia related illness

    Ironically he joins his former University of Texas and Jet teammate

    George Sauer who also very recently died of a dementia related illness

    Both were Super Bowl 3 heros. Hudson for holding the great John Mackey

    in check as well as making a key interception.Sauer caught several passes.

    I hope these great Jets are together once again in heaven.

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    Jets don't die, my brother. They simply rest in the hangar.

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    Hudson was great. A tough guy who made people pay. When he was thrown out of the Heidi game for arguing a call he went nuts and flipped off the folks in Oakland with both hands. How do you not love that? And-was Joe Willies road roomate

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    Another hero from my youth passes.

    Thanks for the memories Jim, and for getting us our only SB win.


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    Very sad indeed. Hudson played the game with an edge. That edge was against his opponents and many times against Weeb as he thought that the Jets were so tight.

    Many people forget that Jim Hudson was the qb of Texas when they played Namath in that famous Orange Bowl.




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    kyle clifton 59

    believe he through a touchdown pass to George Sauer in
    that game. amazing the karma Sauer and Hudson had together.
    Played in college and the NFL on the same teams, won a Super Bowl
    together, and passed away within 6 weeks of each other of a
    similar illness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Clifton 59 View Post
    believe he through a touchdown pass to George Sauer in
    that game. amazing the karma Sauer and Hudson had together.
    Played in college and the NFL on the same teams, won a Super Bowl
    together, and passed away within 6 weeks of each other of a
    similar illness
    Yes you are right Kyle. Hudson was 4-17 passing that game. No wonder they made him a safety. Namath didn't start. The article says because of injury but I think really he broke some curfew or something. I mean it was his last game of his college career. If you can play you start.

    January 1, 1965 – Orange Bowl Stadium
    NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    First Night Game a Classic
    Texas upset No. 1 Alabama 21-17 in the first night game in Orange Bowl history. The Longhorns stopped Alabama quarterback Joe Namath inches short of the goal line on a crucial fourth-down play late in the game that would have given the Crimson Tide the lead.

    The defeat overshadowed a heroic performance by Namath, who didn't start the game because of a knee injury. He completed 18-of-37 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns and was named the game's Most Outstanding Player.

    The Longhorns' Ernie Koy ran for a 79-yard touchdown on Texas’ first possession. Texas went up 14-0 after quarterback Jim Hudson hit George Sauer for a 69-yard score.

    Alabama head coach Bear Bryant then sent in Namath to replace starter Steve Sloan. He completed 10 passes on an 87-yard touchdown drive. Koy gave Texas a 21-7 lead with 27 seconds remaining in the first half. Namath came out firing in the second half, hitting Ray Perkins with a 20-yard pass to close the gap to 21-14.

    When Texas' Marvin Kristynik fumbled late in the fourth quarter, Namath was at the controls once again. Three plays later at the one-yard line, Namath tried a quarterback sneak and Longhorn left tackle Frank Bedrick and All-American linebacker Tommy Nobis stopped him short of the goal line. Prior to the game, Alabama was named national champions by both the UPI and AP polls.

    http://www.orangebowl.org/orange-bow...wl/1960s/1965/
    Last edited by Queens Jet Fan; 06-28-2013 at 05:27 PM.

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