Trainer, Super Bowl Winner Jim Hudson Dies at 70

by | 06.27.2013 | 4:52pm

Jim Hudson, former member of the New York Jets and horse trainer for the last 30 years, died at the age of 70 at his home in Austin, Texas.

Hudson played safety for the Jets and was on the team that won the 1969 Super Bowl, and was also part of the University of Texas team that won the 1963 national championship.

After his retirement from football, Hudson began training Quarter Horses in Texas before switching to Thoroughbreds and racing on the Arkansas/Louisiana/Texas circuit. He conditioned stakes winners Snug, Icy Morn, Daggett's Crossing, Harlan Street, Local, and Lydia Jane.

Hudson retired from training about 18 months before his death, and had been battling Parkinson's Disease.

Services will be held for Hudson at 1 p.m. on Monday at Austin's Riverbend Church.

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