Joe Childress

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Joe Childress
Date of birth (1933-10-26)October 26, 1933
Place of birth Robertsdale, Alabama
Date of death May 5, 1986(1986-05-05) (aged 52)
Place of death Houston, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Auburn
NFL draft 1956 / Round: 1 / Pick 7
Career history
As player
1956–1965 Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals
Awards 1954 Gator Bowl MVP
1955 All-American, FWAA
Career stats

Joe Childress (October 26, 1933 – May 5, 1986) was a running back in the National Football League. For his entire career, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals. He left the Cardinals to coach the Houston Oilers. In his 40s, he contracted a type of cancer and began the battle which ultimately he lost. He received numerous honors in his name. Childress was a father of four children.