Pete Lammons, who was close on the team that won the Super Bowl of the New York Jets, died in a fishing accident, authorities said on Friday. He was 77 years old.
Lammons died of drowning after falling from a fishing boat during a Big League fishing event at the Sam Rayborne Reservoir in Texas, authorities said. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department confirmed Lammons’ identity and an autopsy was ordered.
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“Lammons was an experienced participant. This Toyota series at the Sam Rayburn tournament marked the 57th MLF tournament of his career in which Lammons competed. His best finish was showing third place in 201
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The MLF reported that San Augustine County game supervisor Travis Fontan answered a call around 10:05 a.m. Local time Thursday morning for a fisherman who fell overboard. Attempts to save the man were unsuccessful.
A bow to Lammons was poured on social media.
The former solid end played for the Jets from 1966 to 1971 and played for the Green Bay Packers in 1972 before retiring. He was on the team that won the Super Bowl III in 1968, when Joe Namat secured a victory over the Baltimore Colts of the NFL and somehow pulled it off.
He played in 95 games. During his career, he had 185 catches for 2,364 yards and 14 touchdowns.
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He was also notable in Texas before joining the NFL. He helped the Longhorns for the 1963 national championship and was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame in 2002.