Red Cochran, a member of Vince Lombardi’s coaching staff during the 1960s, when the Packers won five NFL tiles that included two Super Bowl championships, has been inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Cochran is also enshrined in the Packers Hall of Fame.
Born August 22, 1922 in Fairfield, Ala., Coachran played collegiately at Wake Forest. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals as a defensive back and punt returner and set a Cardinals record for punt-return average. He played on the Cardinals NFL Championship team in 1947. Following his playing days, he returned to Wake Forest, where he began his coaching career. He coached for the Lions, Packers, Cardinals and Chargers, but was most prominently a member of Lombardi’s staff. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1997. Cochran died on Sept. 5, 2004.
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