Longtime NFL offensive team coach Howard Mudd passed away from the injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash two weeks ago.
Wednesday reported that Mudd was still in special care and needed further surgery, but his condition worsened and his death was announced shortly thereafter. Mudd’s family wrote in a statement that there are no plans to hold a funeral, but a celebration of Mudd’s life will be held in the future.
Mudd, 78, played for 49ers and Bears from 1964 to 1970. He had two All-Pro teams and three Pro Bowls in a row while with 49ers and was named to Team All-Decade in the 1960s.
Mudd then began his coaching career at the University of California. He moved to Chargers in 1974 and spent time with the 49ers, Seahawks, Browns, Chiefs, Colts and Eagles before returning to Indy as a senior attack assistant last year.
We extend our condolences to the loved ones of Mudd for their loss.