15 Facts About Howard Mudd


Howard Edward Mudd was an American football offensive lineman and coach.


Howard Mudd attended Midland High School and then Michigan State University.


Howard Mudd then played seven seasons in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears from 1964 to 1970.


Howard Mudd was a three-time Pro Bowler, in 1966,1967, and 1968.


Howard Mudd retired in 1971 due to a knee injury, and began his coaching career at the University of California the following year.


Howard Mudd pursued a coaching career following his retirement as an NFL player.


Howard Mudd spent two years as an assistant coach at the University of California, before moving to the NFL, and coaching for the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs between 1974 and 1997.


Howard Mudd then joined the Indianapolis Colts as an offensive line coach, where he coached from 1998 to 2009.


On May 6,2009, ESPN reported that Howard Mudd had filed his retirement papers due to a change in the NFL's pension program.


On May 20,2009, Howard Mudd returned to the team as the senior offensive line coach.


Howard Mudd planned to retire for good following the Colts' game against the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV.


Howard Mudd first advised the Saints during the 2010 offseason, then returned for the opening of training camp.


Howard Mudd was named the offensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles after being talked out of retirement on February 2,2011.


Howard Mudd died on August 12,2020 at the age of 78, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident two weeks prior.


Howard Mudd was a GREAT player during a shortened career and then became one of the game's all-time greatest offensive line coaches.