Born in Everett, Wash. ... parents are Glenn and Linda Hudson ... four children include Ryan, Mackenzie, Kylie and Chandler ... recruited by Oregon State, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Washington State.
married Mindy Carr in 1982
Lettered twice in three different sports, football, basketball and baseball ... an all-conference tight end in football while also earning all-conference honors in basketball ... coached by Ed Troxel (Idaho) at Kennewick High ... played basketball at Brighton High School in Utah.
YEAR GAMES REC. YARDS TD LONG YPC CPG 1981 12 67 960 10 67 14.3 5.6 1982 11 67 928 6 50 13.9 6.1 1983 8 44 596 6 63 13.5 5.5 TOTAL 31 178 2,484 22 67 13.6 5.7
Suited up for some varsity games while getting a lot of action with the jayvee.
Earned the starting tight end role ... selected by coaches as the most valuable rookie ... received All-WAC Second Team honors ... received Associated Press All-America honorable mention ... named WAC Player of the Week (vs. Utah) ... was second in the WAC in receiving ... was fifth in the NCAA with 5.6 receptions per game while averaging 14.3 yards per catch ... totaled 67 catches for 960 yards and 10 touchdowns ... best outing of the year was a 13 catches for 259 yards and three touchdowns vs. Utah ... the 259-yard outing set an NCAA record for most yards by a tight end in a single game ... tied the NCAA record of 67 receptions in a season by a tight end ... had nine catches for 137 yards vs. Hawaii ... totaled 11 receptions for 117 yards and three touchdowns vs. Colorado State ... had eight catches for 86 yards vs. UNLV ... made seven grabs for 126 yards and one touchdown vs. Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.
Consensus All-America pick with first-team selections to Football Writers', Coaches (Kodak), Walter Camp, UPI, and AP teams ... entered year as a pre-season Sporting News All-American ... the only unanimous All-WAC selection ... had 67 catches for 928 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 13.9 yards per catch and 6.1 catches per game ... was the nation's leading receiver after 1982 that was returning in 1983 ... was coaches' receiver of the game at Georgia with 10 catches for 127 yards ... made some spectacular one-handed grabs among his seven receptions for 81 yards against Ohio State in the Holiday Bowl.
Earned consensus All-America honors again as a senior along with quarterback Steve Young, giving BYU two consensus All-Americans in the same season for the first in BYU history ... entered the year as a pre-season Sporting News All-American ... also selected to the ABC/NCAA pre-season promotional tour ... All-WAC First Team ... totaled 44 catches for 596 yards and six touchdowns in eight games before having his season shortened by an injury ... averaged 13.5 yards per catch and 5.5 catches per game ... made 63-yard touchdown grab against Air Force for his longest reception of the year while totaling 12 catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns ... set the NCAA career yardage mark by a tight end against Wyoming after making seven catches for 100 yards ... finished career as the NCAA record holder for most career receiving yards by a tight end with 2,484 ... injured against Utah State to end his season.
Gordon Hudson BYU obituary photo