Statements on the passing of Jack Pardee

Statements on the passing of Jack Pardee

Credit: University of Houston

Statements on the passing of Jack Pardee

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 1, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 12 at 6:37 PM

HOUSTON -- Following the passing of Jack Pardee, former teams and associates released the statements to remember his legacy. 

Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder:

"In his time both on the field and on the sideline, Jack Pardee will forever be a part of the Washington Redskins' legacy. He will be remembered not just as a linebacker for the 1972 NFC Champions, nor as just the coach for our franchise. He will be remembered as someone whose spirit truly embodied the values that we associate with the burgundy and gold. My thoughts - and the thoughts and well wishes of the entire Washington Redskins family - are with the Pardee family this evening."

University of Houston Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades:

“Today, we mourn the passing of a great man who dedicated his life to the game of football and was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. It was not a coincidence that success followed Coach and his teams wherever he worked, and the University of Houston program was blessed to have him lead our football program during some of our most exciting times. I know I speak for all Houston fans and the entire department when I offer our sincere condolences to Phyllis, their children and grandchildren. He will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.”

University of Houston Football head coach Tony Levine:

“When you talk about the great offenses in the history of college football, Coach Pardee’s Run-and-Shoot teams from the late 1980s must be considered near the top of that list. We continue to feel the impact from his innovative ideas and leadership of those teams in college football today, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends.”

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