Exira Native, NFL Coach Jack Pardee has Died


April 2nd, 2013 by Jim Field

HOUSTON (AP) — Jack Pardee, an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, has died, University of Houston spokesman David Bassity said. Pardee was 76.

Bassity said Monday that Pardee’s son Ted confirmed the death to him.

Pardee’s family announced that he had gall bladder cancer that had spread to other organs and that he had six to nine months to live in November.

Pardee was one of Bear Bryant’s “Junction Boys” at Texas A&M. He was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986.