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Angelo Coia

  • Birth 21 Apr 1938 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 2 Jan 2013 Brigantine, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 103068074

Professional Football Player. For seven seasons (1960 to 1966), he played at the split-end and wide receiver positions in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons. Born Angelo Anthony Coia, he attended Northeast High School in Philadelphia where he made his initial impact in sports. He excelled in football and additionally was a member of the school's track team. Along with Herb Adderley (whom went onto become a Pro Football Hall of Fame member) they were a major factor in Northeast's clinching of the city's Public League football title. The pair were standouts on the school's track team which was a participant at Philadelphia's historic Penn Relays in 1956. He continued his athletic excellence on the collegiate level at the Citadel and later the University of Southern California (USC). Selected by the Bears during the 20th-round of the 1960 NFL Draft, he appeared in 77 regular season games. In what is perhaps his career highlight, Coia experience a world championship as a contributor to the Bears' capturing of the NFL Title in 1963. After retiring as a player, Coia remained in the sports and served as a scout with the Oakland Raiders. He also was the proprietor of race horses.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 4 Jan 2013
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