James Hadnot, American football player, Died at 59


James Weldon Hadnot was born on July 11, 1957, and died on March 31, 2017.

He was a retired professional American football player.

Hadnot played running back for four seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs.

During his first two years at Texas Tech Hadnot played tight end where he was a capable pass-catcher and solid blocker.

After needing a running back, coach Rex Dockery switched his big receiver to fullback.

However, running from the veer formation, Hadnot used his considerable size and surprising speed to rush for a school record 1,369 yards as a junior in 1978, then 1,371 yards as a senior, leading the Southwest Conference both years.

Hadnot was selected to the 1978 College Football All-America Team (2nd team).

Hadnot was also chosen Southwest Conference offensive player of the year in both 1978 and 1979.

James Hadnot passed away at 59 years old.