Howard Mudd ‘64
A powerful offensive lineman for the Dales, Howard Mudd plowed his way to NAIA All-American honors during his two seasons at Hillsdale before a distinguished career in the NFL. He was named to the NFL All-Decade Team for the 1960s, and was named First-Team All-NFL in 1967 and 1968. After his playing career, he went on to become one of the longest-tenured offensive line coaches in league history, spending time with the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs. He hit the pinnacle of his coaching career in 2006, when he won a Super Bowl championship as the offensive line coach of the Indianapolis Colts.