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Veteran Indianapolis Colts coach dies after motorcycle crash

Howard Mudd_ AP
Posted at 6:25 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 18:27:15-04

INDIANAPOLIS – Longtime Indianapolis Colts offensive line coach Howard Mudd died Wednesday after a motorcycle crash in late July at age 78.

Mudd spent 12 seasons as an offensive line coach with the Colts from 1998-2009, overseeing one of the most prolific offenses in league history. He coached multiple Pro Bowlers with the team, including Jeff Saturday and Tarik Glenn.

In 2019, he returned to the Colts as an offensive coach.

Before coaching, Mudd was an All-Pro offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears from 1964-70.

Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted the following:

“Howard was a GREAT player during a shortened career and then became one of the game's all-time greatest offensive line coaches. He contributed to many different teams over 47 years in our league---but he will always be a Colt.”