Bill Cooke

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Bill Cooke
No. 78, 76
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-02-26) February 26, 1951 (age 64)
Place of birth: Lowell, Massachusetts
Career information
College: Connecticut, Massachusetts
NFL draft: 1975 / Round: 10 / Pick: 244
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 75
Games started: 6
Fumble recoveries: 2
Stats at

William Morrill Cooke (born February 26, 1951) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League who played for the Green Bay Packers, the San Francisco 49ers, the Detroit Lions and the Seattle Seahawks.[1] Listed at 6'-5" and 249 lbs,[2] he played professionally for 6 seasons and retired in 1980.[3]

Early years[edit]

Bill was born February 26, 1951 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and grew up in neighboring Chelmsford where he attended Chelmsford High School then to prep school, Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA.[4]

College years[edit]

Cooke first played collegiate ball for the University of Connecticut, and then from 1973-1974 at University of Massachusetts Amherst Under head coach Dick MacPherson, before being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 10th round of the 1975 NFL Draft.

(1974) Senior year, he was named to First Team All-Yankee Conference, and played alongside teammates; Ed McAleney, Tim Berra & Steve Schubert.[5][6]


  1. ^ " - Bill Cooke". Retrieved January 2, 2009. [dead link]
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  3. ^ "Bill Cooke Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 1 January 2009. Retrieved January 2, 2009. 
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  6. ^ "2006 UMass Football-All Time History"