American Football Database
Joe Childress
Date of birth: October 26, 1933
Place of birth: Robertsdale, AL
Date of death: October 26, 1986(1986-10-26) (aged 53)
Place of death: Robertsdale, AL
Career information
Position(s): Running Back
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 1 / Pick 7
 As player:
1956-1965 Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals
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Joe Childress was a running back in the National Football League. For his entire career, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals. Joe left the Cardinals to coach the Houston Oilers. In his 40's, Joe contracted cancer and began the battle which ultimately he lost. He received numerous honors in his name. Joe was a father of four.