Category Archives: Bert Coan
Running back Bert Coan was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1962. After playing in four games with the Chargers, Coan was shipped off to the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the start of the 1963 season. Coan spent six years with the Chiefs where he had a strong, if unheralded career. He led the AFL with 5.4 yards-per-carry in 1966, and finished Top 10 in the league each season in most rushing categories.
I purchased a postcard the other day. No, it didn’t come from one of those ubiquitous carousel display racks, but rather from eBay. It is a beautiful color postcard of the Kansas City Chiefs running back, Bert Coan running downfield. In the backfield Len Dawson watches Coan’s progress, as does downed Chargers lineman, George Gross, who looks to have just missed a tackle. I find the postcard very attractive, and had hoped that there might be more Chiefs postcards from a series, or something along those lines. I had seen a handful of the Coan cards up for sale over the years, but never another player.