Long-time NFL player and coach Jack Pardee is battling gall bladder cancer, according to the Associated Press, and has only about six to nine months to live, according to his daughter.
Pardee, 77, will be moving to a hospice facility in Denver where his wife Phyllis resides after suffering a stroke.
Pardee, one of Bear Bryant's famous "Junction Boys" at Texas A&M, played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1957-64, sat out a year with melanoma, and returned to play seven more seasons, finishing his playing career with the Washington Redskins.
To another generation of fans, however, he is best known as a coach, spending his most succesful years with the Houston Oilers, but also coaching the Chicago Bears and Redskins.
He also coached the Houston Gamblers of the USFL and at the University of Houston. At both those stops, as well as with the Oilers, Pardee ran the "Run and Shoot" offense.
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