N-Club Hall of Famer Ted Simon dies at 86

Two-sport standout and N-Club Hall of Famer Ted Simon passed away Dec. 22 at the age of 86.

Simon was a football and track standout at Northwestern State in the 1950s, earning four letters in each of his two sports. He was a standout lineman on the 1953 Gulf States Conference championship team. He was inducted into the Northwestern State N-Club Hall of Fame in 2007.

A two-time All-Gulf States Conference selection as a center in his junior and senior seasons, Simon also played defensive end from his freshman through junior seasons.

In addition to earning a conference championship in football, Simon was part of four straight Gulf States Conference track and field championship teams from 1953-56, competing in the shot and discs.

In lieu of flowers, Simon’s family asks that donations be made to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kaplan or to a charity of their choice.

Photos: Memorial graphic and 1954 track and field and 1955 football headshots of Ted Simon. Credit: NSU Athletics