>The Passing of a Legend… Cookie Gilchrist

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I awoke this morning, went outside to pick up the newspaper and fired up my Blackberry.  I quickly scrolled through the messages, stopping one one that informed me of the passing of American Football League legend, Cookie Gilchrist.  Gilchrist, aged 75 years, had been battling cancer in recent years, and passed in an assisted living facility this morning.

Much has been written over the years of Gilchrist and his eccentricities.  But whether you loved him or hated him, no one can deny his being one of the dominant running backs of the 1960s, and a man who helped put the AFL on the professional football map.  For that, football fans around the world owe him a debt of gratitude.

Carlton Chester “Cookie” Gilchrist in AFL cards and photographs…

1963 Fleer
1964 Topps
1965 Topps
1966 Topps
1967 Topps
As an AFL All-Star…
As a Buffalo Bill…
As a Denver Bronco…
Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

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2 Responses to >The Passing of a Legend… Cookie Gilchrist

  1. chris says:

    >Cookie you will be missed more than you could have ever imagined and a hole has been opened in my heart and that of my entire family.
    Love always Chris

  2. Jeff says:

    “Lookie, Lookie, here comes Cookie”

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