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January 30, 2014
Cookie was one of the greats. Seattle's Marshawn Lynch runs in Cookie's tradition. Plus, Cookie was really really smart and should be appreciated and respected for it.
January 07, 2014
RIP COOKIE,
I have never forgotten watching you bulldoze thru to get the touchdown and/or yardage in all your AFL games with The Buffalo Bills. Thank You for those wonderful days and victories.
December 22, 2013
Please put this man in the Hall of Fame! He dominated the league.
November 01, 2013
I grew up in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and actually got to meet Cookie Gilchrist after a game in 1954. He played football then with the Sarnia Imperials of the ORFU. I was 13 but he took time to say hello. Awesome player! A great man! RIP
July 12, 2013
I remember going to all the Har-Brack High School football games Cookie played in back in the early 1950's. Back then Har-Brack was a football powerhouse in Western Pennsylvania. Cookie played with a lot of great football players on those teams. The stadium was so packed we had to stand in part of the end zone. Every game one or two players from the visiting team were sent to the hospital after Cookie ran over them. This was the real Friday night lights.
February 10, 2013
There are two quotes that have stayed with me for all the years of me being a fan of pro football. The first is from teammate Jack Kemp: "Pound for pound, inch for inch, the best football player I ever played with or watch play." Here's one from former K.C. Chief and HOFer, the late Buck Buchanan: "I'd pay my own way into the park just to watch Cookie block. He was the most powerful runner I ever saw.

It's sad that there is so many things that have to be considered to gain entry into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. Cookie is more than deserving.

And the stand he took regarding the 1964 New Orleans all-star game boycott. It says a lot about the man.

A solid man-on and off the field. That's Cookie Gilchrist.
December 27, 2012
I remember Cookie in Har-Brack High School, and when he hit the scene, we were enjoying watching him run. I was also on the team, and can remember in scrimmage, it took 4-5 of us to bring him down. I also played baseball against him, and I remember one game that I was pitching, and Cookie came up, so I figured a fast ball right at him, and after he sent it out to center field, it went so far that we never could find the ball ( the field wasn't fenced in them days.) I loved to hear the stories of his success, sorry he is gone!
September 15, 2012
I was lucky to see Cookie pay several times in Buffalo, the last being the 1964 AFL Champioship game. I was home from the Army and was given tickets for the game for Christmas. The Bills ground out a 20-7 win over the Chargers with Cookie running for 122 yards. He was really a force and to this day I wear my Bills shirt with 34 on it for Cookie.
July 23, 2012
I have been watching football since 1955 and have seen the likes of Mean Joe Greene, Dick Butkus, Jerry Rice, Laurence Taylor and others over the years. Cookie was the best all around player I have ever seen and the most dominant too. I watched Jim Brown who was considered the best of his era, each week and thought he had no peer until Cookie came to Buffalo to play football from Canada. Jim Brown would either carry or avoid tacklers; while Cookie would often change direction to run right at and over tacklers with full impact. There has never been anyone like him as a lead blocker either. That was just his affect on the field. I can just imagine what it must have been like to know him. If there is an all time team in heaven, he's the captain.
June 02, 2012
June 02, 2012
I was only a teenager but I remember cookie the man, the smile, and the unstopable football player! he was an unstopable force on and off the field that deserves to be rembered by all of us!!
May 27, 2012
I pity any fan who never got to see the AFL in action. And Cookie was one of the real stars as the league emerged as the equal of the NFL in every respect. I'm a Boston/New England Patriots fan, but as time goes by you become fans of all AFL players and teams. Cookie never really got his due, and should be in the Hall of Fame. After all, it is the "Pro Football" Hall of Fame, which would suggest it need not be limited to AFL/NFL players. Cookie's exploits in the CFL would be enough to put him over the top, and should be recognized in this country.
April 18, 2012
April 16, 2012
I was fortunate to recently read the book on Mr. Gilchrist. I lived in Toronto and in fact had a friend who played with Mr. Gilchrist He was an amazing talent. The book helped me flesh out his other side. The man who had principles that few of us could maintain. I am glad I read the book and encourage others to as well. Good job Chris Garbarino.
March 18, 2012
cookie was an inspiration to me player football as a youth in Cananda. I also had fun playing against hs son Scott! R.I.P
January 11, 2012
heard this guy on the scott ferrall show on sirius satelite radio...he says he helped write a book for cookie along with cookie's son....its unbelieveable how this gentleman was treated...if there is a god he has to be hanging with this guy...i dont cry too often these days..but this story got me...

Lookie Lookie, Here Comes Cookie!
January 07, 2012
I remember Cookie as a fearsome runner and blocker with the Argos. He was the first player I'd ever seen execute a quick kick to get his team some field position on second and long.
RIP. man.
November 12, 2011
He was my favorite Buffalo Bill and always will be. I was a young boy of 10 when Cookie came to the East Aurora Boys Club with Jack Kemp. I loved him so, I had him sign my hand.
Thanks for the great football and the kind words.
November 04, 2011
my granny told me all about this great man .and may god have his sole r.i.p
October 23, 2011
I have fond memories of watching
"Cookie" play while playing for the Argos in Toronto. I was just a teenager then. But I remember his versatilaty. Fullback, Field goal kicker, even played defence at times. Has often come to mind when talking football.
October 18, 2011
To the Family of Cookie Gilchrist, I am an old friend of the two sons, and their mother... My deepest condolences go to the family I have never stopped thinking about you two boys and your Mom as well as your Dad and for some strange reason tonight I had a thought about Cookie and the boys...again you are in my thoughts always....

Your Friend From Bloordale College
Liz White
September 19, 2011
Never got to see him play but always glad to see someone from the A-K valley make it big. I'm from New Kensington.
July 17, 2011
one of the true pioneers of the afl.
April 22, 2011
I watched you play in Buffalo. Your talent and strength was fantastic. I remember when you led the Boycott of the New Orleans Game, I was proud of you that day, (by the way I'm caucasin). I experienced the pain of Civil Rights when I was stationed in Mississippi. I had no idea that was going on being from the Buffalo area. You took a stand, and stood up for your rights. I believe that you should go to the HALL OF FAME for both your field activities and for your life activities. GOD Bless you Cookie
March 29, 2011
I was 14,I was in War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, and was stunned! Your power and agility was evident. Rest In Peace.
March 19, 2011
Cookie you were a part of my daily life and have changed my life forever. I am honored to have been your friend and hope that I am able to get your message out and that I do it the justice it deserves. Love and prayers to you my dear friend
March 16, 2011
God bless Cookie, the world is a better place because of his life!
March 15, 2011
Cookie Gilchrist was the first football player I ever heard of as a kid growing up on the west side. Saw my first Bills game in 64 sitting in the end zone on those beat up wooden benches cheering for Cookie. You're a legent and we will miss you. RIP
February 05, 2011
I lived up the hill from cookie in Delaware.I have to smile thinking about some of the stories he told me and places he took me.I was only a teenager at the time and it was exciting to me hanging with him and meeting some of his friends.The last time I saw or talked to him was October 1981,the day he drove me to Philadelphia airport to go to Basic training.I often thought about him and where he was.I was sad to read on the internet today that he had passed.My thoughts and prayers are with his children and other family and friends.My mother passed on November 28th 2010,I know how much hurt they feel right now.
February 02, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 26, 2011
I went to high school with with Cookie I knew him as a really nice guy and very quiet, He was a great football player, He went to Har Brack High School in Brackenridge, Pa. We used to get a kick out of his mom, she never missed a game and you always knew when Mrs Gilchrist was in the stands she could yell louder than all of us. I live in California and have followed his career and all of us that went to school with Cookie that live here in Calif. were very proud to of known him. He had a high rise bldg built for senior citizens housing in Brackenridge so his mother would never have anything to worry about in her old age. His jersey number at Har Brack was 18. Thanks for the chance to write a condolence to his family Barbara Redin Hartley
January 18, 2011
I remember well the great football exploits of Buffalo Bills' No. 34: "lookie, lookie, here comes Cookie" Gilchrist. I was sadden and disappointed when he was traded to the Denver Broncos. I know Cookie has been fighting the cancer for a few years. Upon hearing of his death, I am again saddened.
January 17, 2011
I am extremely sadden by the passing of my uncle cookie. He was a very loving and insightful man full of knowledge that one could only dream of knowing. It is unfortunate that I will no longer hear his strong voice but I am sure he's aware of the love I had for him. Most importantly my mother, Patricia Gilchrist loved him dearly as well. My God be with his children.
January 16, 2011
Learning of the passing of the great Cookie Gilchrist saddened my heart and set my mind visiting days from over 50 years ago, when I sold “red hots” at the CNE stadium. Back then selling dogs was dangerous game. You were required to strap a stainless steel tub full of hot water around your neck to hold and keep the wieners and buns warm. My first real taste of what hard earned money meant.
The best part of the job was that I got to see the poet, Ronnie Knox, Toronto’s QB, Dave Mann was an offensive end and great punter. Roundtree was the beloved fan favourite.
But the very best was Cookie. He was the league’s outstanding jewel of running back, as well as an accomplished place kicker and linebacker.
Wherever he played he was the franchise player. He was dynamic in the CFL and even greater in the AFL with the Bills.
What good fortune I had to have watched him perform for the Oarsmen.
To the Gilchrist family, my sincere condolences
David Dennis, Vancouver BC
January 16, 2011
Learning of the passing of the great Cookie Gilchrist saddened my heart and set my mind visiting days from over 50 years ago, when I sold “red hots” at the CNE stadium. Back then selling dogs was dangerous game. You were required to strap a stainless steel tub full of hot water around your neck to hold and keep the wieners and buns warm. My first real taste of what hard earned money meant.
The best part of the job was that I got to see the poet, Ronnie Knox, Toronto’s QB, Dave Mann was an offensive end and great punter. Roundtree was the beloved fan favourite.
But the very best was Cookie. He was the league’s outstanding jewel running back, as well as an accomplished place kicker and linebacker.
Wherever he played he was the franchise player. He was dynamic in the CFL and even greater in the AFL with the Bills.
What good fortune I had to have watched Cookie perform for the Oarsmen.
David Dennis, Vancouver BC
January 15, 2011
I did not know him personally, But I remember in the early days of the AFL, he was a powerful running back,,,
I admire his stance on standing up for his rights,,, sorry he is gone
January 15, 2011
I had never heard of "Cookie" until I read his obituary in the Kansas City Star newspaper. What a phenomenal man. I will definitely add his story to my collection on great African Americans and their contributions. To his family, "Let not your heart be troubled". God Bless and keep you near.
January 15, 2011
My sincere condolensces to the family for this great loss. He's a star of the 50's & 60's fighting for dignity and rights few of these times may know, but many will never forget...
January 15, 2011
The AFL had many great players, but I always thought that Cookie, Namath, and Alworth were the best of all. He belongs in Canton for his skill and for his stand for civil rights!
January 14, 2011
I was a kid when "Cookie" played back in the day and remember watching him on tv.My brother and I loved Cookie and had his football trading card.As a kid in the sixties I had no idea the problems he and other minority players faced.He stood tall as a man and fought back,because of him and others he helped kick doors open for a lot of the super stars of today.
May he rest in peace.
January 13, 2011
January 13, 2011
Cookie will live forever in my mermory of a great era in Canadian football, the 2-way player. Thanks for the memories.
January 13, 2011
Rest in peace to a man who made a difference in a positive way.You will be missed but never forgotten.
January 13, 2011
January 13, 2011
Thank you for speaking up
Mr. Gilchrist!
All sportspeople (women and men) owe you a great deal for the blows you struck.

Rest In Peace Sir.
January 13, 2011
He was a pleasure to watch play the game, when he hit you, you stayed hit. No slack in this player. Made for the game and a great fullback and linebacker.
January 13, 2011
My Brother in law played with cookie in the old american football league, Dudley died several yrs ago, but always spoke highly of Cookie and his skill.
January 13, 2011
i was at the afl 1964 title game.the chargers were a flashy team loaded with stars. the bills in the mist at the old stadium just came at you. cookie symbolized all that. the tough crowd would rumble as he came around on the sweeps. it was a brief but unforgetable era for a town ,a team and a time . rest in peace william walker sf california
January 13, 2011
Gilchrist Family,
I am very sorry for the lost of Cookie. May Jehovah God, grant your family the strength to cope with each day that is to come.
January 13, 2011
I had the privilege of a phone call from Cookie this past summer and told him the people in Sarnia still talk about what a great guy he was. After all home games for the Imperials the party was at our house which was only down the street from Athletic Park and i'm sure he attended most of them.Since both my uncles Andy and Bob Sokol played with The Imps I attended most practies and the one thing that i still can't believe is that Cookie tilted the ball forward not backwards when kicking off.He said "Even I forgot I used to do that". A small item but looking back back it probably defines his life,doing something nobody else would think of.I'm gonna miss this guy.........Brian Waring..Sarnia Ontario
January 13, 2011
My deepest sympathies go out to the family of Carlton Chester "Cookie" Gilchrist. One of a kind. Great player. Way ahead of his time in many, many ways. R.I.P. Cookie
January 12, 2011
My condolences to the family of Cookie Gilchrist. May you find comfort in God's Great Promises.
January 12, 2011
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Cookie. He was a good friend of my parents Hal and Margaret Franklin while we lived in Buffalo during the early 1960's. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
January 12, 2011
And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor out cry for pain be any more. the former thing have passed away.
January 12, 2011
Our heartfelt condolences to Cookie's family. We were so sorry to hear of his passing. May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you all. With deep sympathy,
January 12, 2011
I want to express my deepest sympathy on the death of your beloved father, grandfather, and friend, Cookie Gilchrist. I am so very sorry for your loss and pray that the God of comfort will mend your broken hearts.
January 12, 2011
I remember Mr. Gilchrist as a running back with the Denver Broncos, I was a teenager and loved his running. My you his family find comfort in these words of Jesus Christ at John 11:25 "I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me even though he dies will live again"
January 12, 2011
Cookie's value as a professional football player and humanitarian is immeasurable. May his family find comfort
in the strength and determination he displayed on and off the field.
January 12, 2011
May the God of all comfort be with your family in your time of sorrow. Act 24:15
January 12, 2011
Cookie Gilchrist was one bruising running back who'll be remembered as one of the truly great players of pro football. I had the pleasure of seeing him back in the day and admired his many skills as well as standing up for his rights.He was a credit to his race,the human race.RIP,Cookie.
January 12, 2011
as an admirer of great power running backs ..it pains me to see Cookie go so young.... I was so enamored with him in his days at Buffalo that I named by son's favorite snack after him and it went on to great prominence world wide. Tommy the G
January 12, 2011
rest in peace Cookie...and condolences to the family..you were one of the best
January 12, 2011
Very sad to read of Cookie's passing. As a rookie QB in 1962 Cookie watched out for me and I considered him as an outstandung teammate. Since his full name was Carlton Chester Gilchrist I guess he felt we had a something in common since my full name is Manchester Haynes Wheeler. For the short time I was his teammate I am grateful.
January 12, 2011
i am the same age as mr gilchrist.i followed his career
closely and i always said he was the toughest running
back i ever saw.god bless "cookie" and his family.
tom green
January 12, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss may the God of all comfort and tender mercies be with you in your time of grief.
January 12, 2011
I vaguely remember Mr. Gilchrist, who was kind enough to sign my autograph book by request of backup QB, Don Breaux of the fledgling Denver Broncos. I was but a small child (and a girl at that) and I will always remember the team of that year... Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends...
January 11, 2011
Cookie you were a treat to watch. May you rest in peace.
January 11, 2011
YOU WILL SURELY BE MISSED BY YOUR FANS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
January 11, 2011
I'll meet you at the gates of pearl, Cookie. Rest in Peace.
January 11, 2011
My family and I send our deepest sympathy, to you and your family. May God Bless and Keep each of you in his care. Mr. Cookie Gilchrist has earned his angel wings and is on God's heavenly team resting in God's great care. ( Football Fans that wanted to send a message of condolences to the family ).

Nathalie Gilcreast & Family
Officer John K. Howard & Family
Willie Mitchell & Family
Jackie Mitchell
Tallahassee, Florida
January 11, 2011
Har-Brack HS vs Donora HS for the 1953 W.P.I.A.L. championship. Scoreless tie. One of the best games in Pennsylvania high school history. Cookie was Har-Brack's fullback; after high school invited to the Cleveland Browns training camp. I've often thought about a Browns' back field made up of Jim Brown, Cookie Gilcrist, and Ernie Davis. Wow
January 11, 2011
The late Cookie Gilchrist was a football star in Canada not only in the CFL. In 1954 the late Mr Gilchrist came to Sarnia Ontario, Canada from Cleveland (Sarnia lies across the St. Clair River fromPortHuron,Michigan)where he played football for the Sarnia Imperials in the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU). The next year he played (starred) for the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen in the same league.(Waterloo is now mainly known for its Blackberry
phone/computer) He will always be remembered as one of the greatest players in the former ORFU. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Cookie Gilchrist.
January 11, 2011
TO THE GILCHRIST FAMILY.I EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL TIME.PLEASE FIND COMFORT IN READING DANIEL 12;2.A,W.HOUSTON,TX.
January 11, 2011
One of the Great Ones. You will be remembered, Sir.
January 11, 2011
My dad and uncle would tell me the stories of Jim Brown, Ernie Nevers, Dick Night Train Lane, Deacon Jones, and one of the toughest bucks around, Cookie Gilchrist! He was remembered for playing both ways and being great and tough at it! Small schools should get to know this player, activist, gentleman, and man and know that at all odds you can perform. Thanks Mr. Gilchrist for your honesty, hard work, ethic, and caring for the game, your family, and yourself, RIP.
My condolences to the Gilchrist families, the football teams he starred with, and the football fans, who knew when the game was indeed for tough guys!
January 11, 2011
Condolences to Cookie Gilchrist's family on your loss. I remember him both on and off the field when I lived in Montreal. He ran over our defensive players like they were bowling pins. I recall the mantra when he was in Toronto and in Hamtilon: "Lookie, lookie, here comes Cookie."
Off the field I met him several times in the famous Montreal R & B shrine; The Esquire Show Bar. He was always friendly and loved to mix with his fans. He will be missed. Hope his last days were peaceful and comfortable.

Paul Moreau, Sacramento CA
January 11, 2011
Enjoyed watching him at Buffalo. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rick Darling
January 11, 2011
As a youngster I remember watching the Bills on TV as they won championships. The voice of Curt Gowdy calling those games with Jack Kemp and Cookie Gilchrist starring. Thanks for the memories, and rest in peace. Sympathy to all who knew and loved Mr. Gilchrist.
January 11, 2011
May God bless you and your family in the time of loss. Know that Mr. Gilchrist was admired, not only for his football skill, but for his integrity and honor.
January 11, 2011
He was the most dominant runner I ever saw. I wish I could have seen him play linebacker. He must have been awsome!
You must be very proud. You should!
January 11, 2011
I remember watching Cookie in my youth. He was one of the three running backs, along with Jim Brown and Jim Taylor, who almost made me feel sorry for the the defense. My sincerest condolences to his family. Another football hero and honorable man gone.
January 11, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 11, 2011
My deepest sympathies on the death of your dear loved one Cookie Gilchrist. He was a great athelete in his day. Jesus speaks of a day when death will be swallowed up forever, and no resident will say I'm sick the former things have passed away. May the God of all comfort be with you at this sad time.
January 11, 2011
I did not know him but had heard about him from lots of people includeing my Uncle May God Bless your family and friends during theses sad times.
Laurence Upshaw
January 11, 2011
Our sentiments
to the 'GilChirst'family
In memory of ~COOKIE~
January 11, 2011
To the Gilchrist family, may God give you the strength to carry on at the loss of your father and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. The sports arena has lost a great man of great demeanor, may Lord continue to bless you with strength to carry on.
January 11, 2011
I've been a football fan, since the Colts&Giants 1958 game, I'm 61.We didn't get a football team in Boston, till 1960,same year as Buffalo.In those days,boys played baseball & football after school in the back lot,till supper time.Every day,after school,every fall,we'd go to the back lot, and pick teams.Some days 6 kids & some days 16 kids,every day different,different kids,different positions,but one thing was always the same,every kid running the ball,wanted to be COOKIE GILCHRIST;God Speed.
January 11, 2011
Many years ago when I was a kid.. he made an impact on me when I saw him play in Denver...He was the biggest a gy I ever saw...I will never forget how impressed I was to see him on the field...PeAce
January 11, 2011
May the love of family and friends comfort you and the memories of Cookie held deep within you help to calm you and the God of all comfort and tender mercies comfort you thur your grief.
January 11, 2011
Dear Gilchrist Family,

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Cookie. He was one of my football heroes. I saw him play way back in 1963 when they played the Denver Broncos in what was called the Piedmont Ball way back then here in Winston-Salem, N.C. He and Jack Kemp were quite a pair. I have never forgotten Cookie and when I talk with someone about the players of today, I tell them of real men like Cookie. May God be with the whole Gilchrist family at this most difficult of times. God Bless you all.
January 11, 2011
I sincerely hope the family of Cookie Gilchrist is comforted by the outpouring of sympathy and fond memories by all of us "die-hard" Bill's fans who keep the team in our hearts even after years and miles have "separated" us.
January 11, 2011
God bless the Gilchrist Family in their moment of sadness and grief. May you be comforted in that the world was a better place for having Cookie Gilchrist in it. I admired his honesty in the way he played on the field and in life. He was a person who had strong beliefs and was able to find from the strength within his being to show these on the field of sport and that of life. What better legacy could one person leave behind? I hope that someday he will be honored with his place in the Canton Football Hall of Fame. God bless his family and give you strength in your time of sadness.
January 11, 2011
For GOD, so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
January 11, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 11, 2011
To the friends and family of Mr. Gilchrist. What great memories you have to help you through this difficult time. I hope you find comfort as in the word of the inspired writer "He will heal all the brokenhearted."
January 11, 2011
My first assignment in Federal Service was Buffalo, NY. I became an instant Bills and Cookie Gilchrist fan. Cookie was an outstanding athlete as well as being somewhat of a "showoff". He always drew instant attention when he drove his pink cadillac convertible with the ooga horn and had written on the side of the vehicle "Hey Lookie Lookie, here come Cookie". My sincerest sympathy to the family. May he now "Requiescat in pace" (Rest in Peace).
January 11, 2011
To the family,friends and fans of Cookie,Our heartfelt sympathies during this time of greif and sorrow.Mr. Gilchrist was an inspiration to me growing up under segregation in the 60's.To go much further than my surroundings. God's mercy and grace to all at this moment in time.
January 11, 2011
I'm not a football fan, but as a paper boy in '63 won a trip to see the Bills play. I never forgot Mr. Gilchrist's exciting performance or the good-natured way he always presented himself in local television interviews. He was a golden performer in the golden age of Western New York. God rest him.
January 11, 2011
Great running back. I have to say it was a joy watching cookie play all those Sunday's. He will be missed. God Bless you Cookie.
January 11, 2011
Buffalo Bill's, and the Great Cookie Gilchrist two of my fond memories from growing up in Kenmore NY.
January 11, 2011
My Sincere Condolence..

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
January 11, 2011
What a fabulous man! Not only did I enjoy watching him, I remember vividly meeting him once at the Buffalo airport and his courtesy and openness. My sympathy to all.
January 11, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 11, 2011
"Lookie! Lookie! Here comes Cookie! " From a kid who grew up in Hamilton Ontario watching Cookie & the Tiger Cats win the Grey Cup. I now say thanks and god bless.

J. Boyle
Berkeley Springs, WV
January 11, 2011
Dear Jeffrey, Scott & Christina. I just want to express my deepest sympathies to you. Back in Buffalo in 1962, I was a young mother trying to learn about the game of football. Watching your Dad play was the best part of watching the game. He was so enthusiastic in defense. He is only one of maybe 3 or 4 others that I really remember from that era. I am still a loyal Bills fan because of him.
God bless him and all of you.
January 11, 2011
January 11, 2011
Thanks Cookie for all you gave the game.Thanks you for your stand in 1965. Thanks for being a MAN.
January 11, 2011
Did not play against Cookie in football but did play against him in basketball in High School. Har Brack was his school Arnold was mine. A tough competiter. My sympathies to the family.
January 11, 2011
Gilchrist Family,

May knowing others care, give you a measure of comfort. May the God of all tender mercies who see your tears and pain of heart strenghten you all to continue to go from one day to next. For God his healing the broken hearted and binding up there painful spot.
January 11, 2011
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
January 11, 2011
Wow..why i never heard of this guy before is beyond me
January 11, 2011
I met Cookie here in Los Angeles back in the early 70's after having watched his entire career. He was as open and outspoken as any person I've met before or since. Right or wrong, on any subject, Cookie stood up for what he believed.
My condolences to his family.
January 10, 2011
To the the family of Cookie Gilchrist - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that PCookie will be missed by many.
January 10, 2011
Thanks to Cookie for giving my friends and I the opportunity to watch him week after week in amazement. What a tremendous football player. May he rest in peace
January 10, 2011
Jeffrey, Scott, Christina
I GREW UP IN BOSTON, AND AS A CHILD YOUR FATHER CONTINUALLY BROKE MY HEART. ONE OF MY FONDEST, AND SADDEST MEMORIES IS WATCHING YOU DAD AND JACK KEMP BEST MY TEAM IN A SNOWY DECEMBER IN FENWAY PARK. COOKIE WAS THE GREATEST RUNNING BACK I EVER SAW, AND I LOVED HIM EVEN AS HE BROKE MY HEART. I HAVE ALL HIS CARDS, INCLUDING HIS CFL ONES, AND I CHERISH THEM.
I AM MOST SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
January 10, 2011
Just want to say you will be missed, and thanks for all the memories.

Robert Thomas, Tyler, Texas
January 10, 2011
MY DAD, JOHN "BULL" BRAMLETT, WHO IS STILL LIVING IN CORDOVA, TN HAS TOLD COOKIE GILCHRIST STORIES OVER THE YEARS. ONE I WILL NEVER FORGET AND THAT IS WHEN DAD SAID "BY FAR COOKIE WAS THE BEST TALENT AT FULL BACK THAT NEVER RECEIVED THE CREDIT HE DESERVED". DAD ALSO SAID COOKIE WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN OFF THE FIELD AND WAS A GREAT TEAMMATE. WE NEED MORE PLAYERS TODAY THAT WOULD EXEMPLIFY COOKIE GILCHRIST'S LIFE ON AND OFF THE FIELD. HE WAS A MAN WHO STOOD FOR WHAT HE BELIEVED IN.
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January 10, 2011
Jeffrey; Scott; and Christina Gilchrist: My name is Michael J. Bacon. I attended Buffalo Bills Football Games, w/my Dad. As it Sincerely "Pains Me" to hear the Loss of Your Father, know he's w/My Dad; Younger Brother; along w/Our Lord, in Heaven; it literally brings a Smile to My face, Dad's telling stories, about seeing "Cookie" play Football, in Buffalo. My sincerest of condolences & Prayers "Go Out" to each one of You, as well as Your extended Family(s).
Michael J. Bacon "Loyal" Bills Fan; and PROUD Owner of a Jersey, bearing His Name & #34.
January 10, 2011
Rest in peace, God bless you and your family. Keith
January 10, 2011
Although we never met, your great plays on the field made me a kindred spirit holding you in the highest regard as my hero. Now you're in Heaven's Hall of Fame along side your savior. RIP Cookie, RIP my brother.
January 10, 2011
sad news re an all time great. i thought he was right there with the great jim brown. As i recall, har brack high had two other backs who were as gifted as cookie. rest in peace..you were fabulous. rick osvick springdale pa
January 10, 2011
Dear Jeff, Scott and Christina, it is not easy to say "GOODBYE: I saw your Father play and he was the BEST.
January 10, 2011
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. Having lived for a time in Brackenridge, "Cookie" was the local kid who was the great, famous football player. His name was legend to us. Robbie McLachlan, Har-Brack High School Class of 1968.
January 10, 2011
You were one of the best football players I ever saw. Enjoyed you so much in the AFL...you helped make that league great. Thanks for your stand on human rights, too.
January 10, 2011
As a football fan, I grew up watching and admiring Mr. Gilchrist as young boy growing up in Boston. When I moved to Canada years later, I found he made his impact on the game and the people who love the game too...
Jay Casey,
New Brunswick, Canada
January 10, 2011
January 10, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 10, 2011
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