A former TCU football standout who later served as this system’s head coach has handed away.
Jim Shofner died on July 17 on the age of 85, TCU has confirmed.
Shofner was a standout athlete at Fort Worth North Side earlier than going to TCU as a two-sport athlete in soccer and baseball. He earned three letters in soccer (1955-57) and two letters in baseball (1956-57) with the Frogs. In 1957, he led the TCU soccer crew in dashing with 682 yards and 6 touchdowns, together with 109 yards dashing in a 28-0 victory over Alabama. Shofner was named All-Southwest Convention that season.
Shofner went on to play six seasons for the Cleveland Browns after which had an extended teaching profession. His profession included a stint returning as TCU’s head coach from 1974-76.
Shofner was inducted into the TCU Hall of Fame in 1981.
Nonetheless, it was within the NFL the place Shofner had most of his teaching success. He was the quarterbacks and extensive receivers coach of the San Francisco 49ers when John Brodie was the NFL’s MVP in 1970. He was the QB coach for the Browns when Brian Sipe gained the MVP in 1980. And he was with the Buffalo Payments throughout two of their Tremendous Bowl runs in 1992 and 1993, serving as QB coach on a crew led by Corridor of Famer Jim Kelly.
His teaching profession additionally included a stint with the Dallas Cowboys as their QB coach from 1983-85.
Shofner is survived by his spouse, Nancy; son Mike and his spouse Lisa, their sons John and Daniel; his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Jeff, and their sons James and Jake.
Companies are scheduled for Friday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at Doxology Bible Church situated at 4805 Arborlawn Drive, Fort Price, 76109.