Former Buffalo Great Gilchrist Passes Away

Former Bills running back Cookie Gilchrist passed away Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 75.

Gilchrist played with Buffalo from 1962-64 and helped the team win the AFL Championship in 1964. He was named the AFL Player of the Year in 1962 when he totaled 1,096 yards and 13 touchdowns. It was the first time an AFL player had surpassed the 1,000-yard mark.

“The Bills were very lucky to have procured the services of Cookie Gilchrist,” said Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson. “He was one of the greatest fullbacks I have ever seen in all of my years in professional football.”

He also played with Denver and Miami before leaving football after the 1967 season. Prior to coming to Buffalo, he spent several years in the CFL and won a Grey Cup with Hamilton in 1957.

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