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…
|As an AFL All-Star…|
|As a Buffalo Bill…|
|As a Denver Bronco…|