MINNEAPOLIS (CBSDFW/AP) — Terry Tausch, an All-American offensive lineman at Texas and eight-year NFL veteran, has died. He was 61.

The Longhorns announced Tausch passed away via Twitter Wednesday night at his home in Plano.

“We lost a great Longhorn with the passing of Terry Tausch, a four-year letterman (1978-81), consensus first-team All-American, Super Bowl Champion and 2001 Texas Hall of Honor inductee. Sending our condolences to his family, friends and Longhorn Nation”

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His older brother, Gary Tausch, told San Antonio TV station KENS that the death was “sudden.” He did not cite a cause.

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Tausch played seven seasons as a guard for the Minnesota Vikings after being drafted in the second round in 1982. He won a Super Bowl in his last year in the league with the San Francisco 49ers.

 

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