Gordon Linn Hudson aged 59 has died peacefully on Monday, September 27, in San Jose, CA where he was living. His was made known to be natural causes.
Gordon was born in Everett, WA on June 22, 1962, to Glenn and Linda Hudson. He graduated from Kennewick High School in Kennewick, WA, he also attended Brighton High School in Sandy, UT.
As a high school athlete, he lettered twice in three different sports; football, basketball, and baseball.
Gordon holds the NCAA records for most passes caught per game by a tight end (5.4), most career yards per game by a tight end (75.3), and most yards in a game by a tight end (259 vs. Utah).
Gordon Hudson was honored as one of the Top 10 players in BYU Football History.
In 2009, he was inducted into the college football Hall of Fame as the first non-quarterback to represent BYU.
Gordon was further involved in football as offensive coordinator for the San Jose Sabercats in the AFL (95-97) and head coach for the Utah Catzz in the PIFL (1998).
Survived by his children: Ryan Hudson, Mackenzie White (Jay), Kylie Hall (Dan), Chandler Hudson (Ashley), their mother Mindy Leetham, and his grandchildren: Murphy, Jude, Claira, and Leo. He is also survived by parents Glenn and Linda Hudson, sisters Jana Fugleberg (Duane), Kay Stice (John), Ariana Bell (Reuben), and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Gordon Hudson is projected to be held in 2022. Details will be shared at that time. Please send your favorite Gordon Hudson memory to GordonHudsonMemorial@gmail.com. If you’d like to assist the family with final arrangements, a donation can be made through PayPal to the same email address.