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Cohen, Abe

Abraham Cohen

On September 9, 1960, Cohen played for the Boston Patriots in the first game of the American Football League. The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos, 31-24. The AFL eventually merged with the NFL in 1966.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. March 23, 1933

Career Highlights:
In the mid-1950s, Cohen played for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Moccasins (now known as the Mocs). In 1955, he was selected in the 26th round (308th overall) by the New York Giants in the NFL Draft, but never played for the franchise.

In 1957, Abe appeared with Fort Hood in the Shrimp Bowl and then played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in 1958 and 1959. The following year, Cohen moved to the newly-formed American Football League signing with the Boston Patriots. Abe played in all 14 regular season games with Boston, who had a record of 5-9 and did not make the playoffs.


Career Dates:
Cohen played guard at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga from 1954-1955. He then played guard professionally for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Pro League frm 1958-1959, and with Boston of the America Football League in 1960.

Physical description:
5'11", 230 pounds

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