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Cookie Gilchrist

AKA Carlton Chester Gilchrist

Born: 25-May-1935
Birthplace: Brackenridge, PA
Died: 10-Jan-2011
Location of death: Pittsburgh, PA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: AFL Hall-of-Famer

Outstanding professional running back who, after several years as a pro rugby player, joined the CFL and later the AFL. Led a boycott by black players at the 1965 AFL All-Star Game, protesting lack of equal accommodations for black players and forcing the league to move the game from New Orleans to Houston.

    High School: Har-Breck High School, Breckinridge, PA

    Risk Factors: Throat Cancer

    Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) 1956-57 (RB)
    Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) 1958 (RB)
    Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 1959-61 (RB)
    Buffalo Bills 1962-64 (RB)
    Denver Broncos 1965 (RB)
    Miami Dolphins 1966 (RB)
    Denver Broncos 1967 (RB)

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