Jack Pardee, one of Bear Bryant's "Junction Boys" at Texas A&M who went on to become an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, has died, University of Houston spokesman David Bassity says.
Pardee was the head coach of the Bears from 1975-1977.
Pardee was 76.
Bassity said Monday that Pardee's son Ted confirmed the death to him.
Pardee's family announced that he had gall bladder cancer that had spread to other organs and that he had six to nine months to live in November.
Pardee was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986.