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