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Frederick Michael 'Fred' Cole


Fred Cole

Date of Birth: June 14, 1937, in Newark, New Jersey

Date of Death: October 11, 2013, in Brick Township, New Jersey (76 years old)


The Star-Ledger - Published 10/13/13

Fred Cole died while at his summer home in Brick Township, New Jersey.

Did you know?

Fred Cole was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 6th round of the 1959 draft.  He instead

decided to play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL.

In September 1959, the Blue Bombers obtained End Ralph Anderson from the Chicago Bears

of the NFL. In return, the Bombers sent tackle Fred Cole to the Bears.



1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)

1960 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)

1960 Los Angeles Chargers (AFL)


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