January Monthly Luncheon Meeting: Former Kardiac Kid, Don Cockroft "Our Untold Stories"
Name: January Monthly Luncheon Meeting: Former Kardiac Kid, Don Cockroft "Our Untold Stories"
Date: January 16, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST
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January Monthly Luncheon Meeting:
Topic: Former Kardiac Kid, Don Cockroft "Our Untold Stories"
Speaker: Don Cockroft, Former Kicker Cleveland Browns
Meet Don Cockroft, a former American football punter and placekicker who played thirteen seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and has the third most career points for a Brown. Cockroft is considered the last double-duty kicker in the NFL.
At this luncheon he will take you back to the games and events that led up to the never-to-be forgotten season of 1980. And who can forget the game nicknamed Red Right 88? Don Cockroft, who serves as a loan consultant with Willoughby Mortgage can answer the questions as to what really happened on that frozen day in January.
$25 Solon Chamber members & guests; $40.00 non-members.
About Speaker Don Cockroft's professional career in the NFL began in 1967 when he was drafted in the third round by the Cleveland Browns (55th overall pick). During his 13-year association with the Browns, Dad led the team in scoring during 12 of those seasons. He also set a franchise record with a 57-yard field goal in 1972 against the Denver Broncos. In addition, he kicked five field goals in one game-also against the Broncos-in 1975. When his career ended in 1981, he had amassed 1,080 points, second only to the legendary Lou "The Toe" Groza. In 2002, Cockroft was inducted into the Cleveland Sports Stars Hall of Fame and, in October 2007, he was inducted as a member of the Cleveland Browns Legends. He currently lives in Canton with his wife and surrounded by children and grandchildren.
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