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Bobby Cox

  • Original Name Robert Delafayette Cox
  • Birth 1 Jun 1934 Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, USA
  • Death 3 Oct 2003 Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot G-103C-21
  • Memorial ID 7950744

Football star. He was the quarterback for the University of Minnesota who led the Gophers to a No. 12 ranking in the final AP poll in 1956. He was pictured on the cover of the Nov. 4, 1957 Sports Illustrated next to a caption that said "Bobby Cox of Minnesota: Best College Quarterback." He was drafted in the fourth round by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1957 NFL draft but did not make the team's final roster. He played in the Canadian Football League and in 1960 played briefly with the NFL Boston Patriots. Following football he had a very successful career in business. He was a leader in Minneapolis business after founding muti-million dollar travel agency, World Travel, Inc. Three surviving children, Bobby, Sarah, Christopher. He died of pancreatic cancer after slipping into a coma.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 6 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7950744
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Cox (1 Jun 1934–3 Oct 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7950744, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .