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Bud McFadin


Lewis Pate McFadin

Inducted 1983

Date of Birth



Rankin, TX


University of Texas (1948-1950)


He was homesick for his horse. As a freshman at the University of Texas,Lewis "Bud" McFadin almost left college because he missed his horse. Texas officials sent for McFadin's horse, and the Longhorns became mighty glad they did so. At Texas, this 6-3, 225-pound lineman played both offense and defense and was the Texas boxing and wrestling champion. In 1949, he won All-America honors from the International News Service for his defensive skills. In 1950, the All-America Board, the Associated Press, United Press, INS and Look named him first-team All-America, with emphasis on his offensive skills. In the Chicago Tribune All-Star game, McFadin was voted Most Valuable Player. After graduation, McFadin served in the U.S. Air Force. He played pro football with the Rams, Broncos, and Oilers 1952-65 and was assistant coach of the Houston Oilers, 1966-70. After the 1970 season he went into ranching in Del Rio, Texas.


Height 6'3

Weight 225

Career Highlights

  • 1950 All-Conference
  • 1950 Conference MVP
  • 1950 Unanimous All-America
  • 1949 All-Conference
  • 1949 First Team All-America
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