by Travis Normand
Jack Pardee, one of Bear Bryant’s “Junction Boys” at Texas A&M, died Monday, April 1, 2013.
For more on Jack Pardee, see this article at the WashingtonPost.com and/or this article at the Houston Chronicle (Chron.com).
Here is a link to a Q&A with Pardee from around the time The Junction Boys movie was released (2002).
The following is Pardee’s bio from AggieLettermen.org:
Jack Pardee joined the exclusive “1,000 Yard Club” after accumulating a total of 1,017 career rushing yards. A tri-captain of the 1956 SWC championship team, Pardee was one of the legendary Junction Boys of 1954. Among his other athletic accolades can be counted:
— All American, 1956
— All-SWC Fullback, 1955, 1956
— Houston Post MVP Award, 1956
— Academic All-American, 1956
— NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship, 1956
— 2nd Round Draft Choice, LA Rams, 1957
— Played in the 1963 Pro Bowl.
— National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, 1986
Wow! I missed that. Sad. My dad worked with Jack Pardee back in the 1960s or 1970s when he was trying to sell stocks. My dad said he was a terrible salesman, but a great man and it was good when he got out of the markets. He was a much better player and coach.
Great stuff….I love stories like this. haha