Former NFL, Longhorns lineman McFadin dies at 77

Updated: February 15, 2006, 12:23 PM ET
Associated Press

VICTORIA, Texas -- Former NFL lineman and University of Texas star Lewis "Bud" McFadin has died in a Victoria hospital. He was 77.

McFadin, who died Monday, had lived in Victoria since 1980, where he sold oil field equipment until his retirement last year.

McFadin was an All-America and all-Southwest Conference two-way lineman for Texas in 1949 and 1950. The Los Angeles Rams drafted him in the first round in 1951, and he was a five-time Pro Bowler in five seasons with the Rams. He played six seasons in the AFL with the Denver Broncos and Houston Oilers.

After his playing days, McFadin was the Oilers' defensive line coach in 1966-70. He left football to concentrate on ranching in his native West Texas until he moved to Victoria 10 years later.

McFadin was a 1973 inductee to the Longhorn Hall of Honor.

Funeral was scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday at Rocky Creek Baptist Church, just outside Victoria. Burial on his parents' family plot in Colorado City will be private.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy McFadin; two daughters, Paige Holloway of Franklin, Tenn., and Barbara Collins of Kerrville; two sons, the Rev. Marcus McFadin of El Paso and Lewis P. McFadin Jr. of Cuero.

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