Gail Cogdill, American football player, Died at 79


Gail Ross Cogdill was born on April 7, 1937, and died on October 20, 2016.

He was an American football player.

Cogdill played college football at the end position for the Washington State Cougars football team from 1957 to 1959.

Cogdill was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 1960 NFL Draft and played professional football as a split end and wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions (1960–1968), the Baltimore Colts (1968), and the Atlanta Falcons (1969–1970).

Gail won the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 1960 and played in three Pro Bowls, after the 1960, 1962, and 1963 seasons.

Over his 11-year NFL career, Gail caught 356 passes for 5,696 yards and scored a total of 36 touchdowns.

Gail Cogdill passed away at 79 years old.