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Dave Kocourek Discusses Sid Gillman’s Offense

Autographed 1963 Fleer Dave Kocourek

#71 – Dave Kocourek

In the summer of 1998, I was beginning the research for my master’s thesis on Sid Gillman.  One of the things that I did to acquire information was type several questions and mail them to some of Gillman’s former players.  Only a hanfdful of the players responded to my inquiries, but one that did was tight end Dave Kocourek, who played for Gillman’s Chargers from 1960-1965.  Kocourek is a wonderful person, who sadly is in the late stages of a post-football brain injury and the resulting dementia/alzheimer’s disease.  However, back in 1998, Kocourek took the time to respond to my inquiry with well-thought out answers.  I hope that you enjoy them. read more