Lammons played for three coaching legends in 1960s

In this Dec. 8, 1969, photo, former Longhorn Pete Lammons, second from left, cuts up with New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath, left, and others. Lammons, 77, died Thursday.
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Pete Lammons, a former All-Southwest Conference tight end for Texas and a key player on the New York Jets team that turned in the most historic Super Bowl upset ever, drowned Thursday during a bass fishing tournament near Brookeland. He was 77.

Lammons, an experienced angler, was fishing near the San Augustine park area on Sam Rayburn Reservoir when he fell from a boat and couldn’t recover as he tried to get back in the boat, a family member told the American-Statesman. He was fishing in the Toyota Series at Sam Rayburn, competing in his 57th tournament.

Lammons, who lived in Houston, will be remembered as a wonderful teammate and gregarious friend who had an active spirit and a large appetite for life. The family and Jody Krautz, Lammons’ longtime girl friend, are planning to hold a memorial in Houston honoring his life.

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