4/7/1937 - 10/20/2016
NFL Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Gail Cogdill
Gail Cogdill, former Detroit Lions wide receiver, died Thursday, October 20, in Spokane, Washington according to multiple news sources. He was 79.
The Detroit Free Press reported that Cogdill died of complications from heart and kidney failure as well as dementia.
Drafted out of Washington State in 1960, Cogdill made an immediate impact at wide receiver, catching 43 passes for 642 yards and 1 touchdown. He was named NFL offensive rookie of the year and made the first of three Pro Bowl...