Pete Lammons, who was the tight finish on the New York Jets’ Super Bowl-winning crew, died in a fishing accident, authorities stated Friday. He was 77.
Lammons died by drowning after he fell off of a fishing boat throughout a Major League Fishing Event on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Texas, authorities stated. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department confirmed Lammons’ identification and an post-mortem was ordered.
“Lammons was an experienced co-angler. This Toyota Series at Sam Rayburn tournament marked the 57th career MLF tournament that Lammons had competed in. His best finish was a third-place showing in 2019, competing on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in an MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League event,” the group stated in an announcement.
MLF stated the San Augustine County Game Warden Travis Fountain responded to a name at round 10:05 a.m. native time Thursday morning a few fisherman who fell overboard. Attempts to rescue the person had been unsuccessful.
Tributes to Lammons poured in on social media.
The former tight finish performed for the Jets from 1966 to 1971 and performed for the Green Bay Packers in 1972 earlier than retiring. He was on the 1968 Super Bowl III-winning crew when Joe Namath assured a victory over the NFL’s Baltimore (*77*) and in some way pulled it off.
He performed in 95 video games. He had 185 catches for two,364 yards and 14 touchdowns throughout his profession.
He was additionally a standout at Texas earlier than becoming a member of the NFL. He helped the Longhorns to a nationwide championship in 1963 and was inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor in 2002.