Howard Mudd, the longtime Colts assistant and one of the greatest offensive line coaches in NFL history, has passed away, per a member of his family. Mudd suffered a motorcycle accident two weeks ago and had been in an ICU in Seattle ever since., according to a statements released on Aug. 12, 2020.
Keeping retired @Colts O-line coach Howard Mudd in our thoughts and prayers. Head coach Frank Reich fondly recalled the time he stood up to the “old-school” coach. And Mudd’s reaction was classic.https://t.co/5cRYQD76Mn
— Phillip B. Wilson (@pwilson24) August 12, 2020
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Michael Lombardi wrote
So sad to hear the passing of Howard Mudd. Great coach, innovator, motivator, and dedicated professional. RIP. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He impacted so many.
Greg A. Bedard wrote
RIP Howard Mudd, one of the greatest o-line coaches in NFL history. He helped shape the lede for this story … an intense, late-night conversation about the silent snap count
An offensive line legend! The game will miss Howard Mudd but his memory will live on through all the coaches who continue to teach his techniques. https://t.co/woQAtJGguX
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) August 12, 2020
Eagles Fan Problems wrote
Sad news today – Howard Mudd has passed away. One of the great O-line coaches ever.
He was with the Eagles only a short time, but most notably helped mold a 6th-round rookie named Jason Kelce into an immediate starter and eventual All-Pro
Rest in peace, Howard Mudd. 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. #LoveYouHoward
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 12, 2020
Zach Hicks wrote
Absolutely heartbroken to see that Howard Mudd passed away today. Over the past year or so, almost every bit of Oline content I’ve studied has been from him. From his book to his coaching clinics, I learned so much. Rest In Peace to a true legend.
Howard Mudd was never a head coach in his brilliant 48-year career but is an example of why we should consider assistants for the @ProFootballHOF. He was one hell of player, too. Rest easy, my friend. Condolences to the entire Mudd family. 🙏
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) August 12, 2020