Angelo Coia
No. 46, 48
Date of birth(1938-04-21)April 21, 1938
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of deathJanuary 2, 2013(2013-01-02) (aged 74)
Place of deathBrigantine, New Jersey, U.S.
Career information
US collegeCitadel
Southern California
AFL draft1960 / Round: 2 / Pick: First Selections
Drafted byNew York Titans
NFL draft1960 / Round: 20 / Pick: 237
Career history
As player
1960–1963Chicago Bears
1964–1965Washington Redskins
1966Atlanta Falcons
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Angelo Anthony Coia (April 21, 1938 – January 2, 2013)[1] was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears, the Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons.


Coia played college football at the University of Southern California (USC) and The Citadel and was selected in the 20th round of the 1960 NFL Draft. He attended Northeast Public High School in Philadelphia and was a teammate of future Green Bay Packer Herb Adderley there. At Northeast, Coia starred as a football player at halfback and with Adderley helped lead the team to the 1955 Public League Championship. He also was the city sprint champion at 220 yards in track.

After his NFL career, Coia was a racehorse owner and worked as a scout for the Raiders. Before his death, Coia was a resident of Brigantine, New Jersey.[2]


  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, Frank (4 January 2013). "Angelo Coia dies; ex-NFL player and Philadelphia high school star". Retrieved 2013-01-04.
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Frank. "Angelo Coia dies; ex-NFL player and Philadelphia high school star", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 4, 2013, backed up by the Internet Archive as of December 5, 2013. Accessed May 23, 2018. "After Mr. Coia retired as a player, he trained and owned racehorses and also coached youth football in the Northeast. Later, he reunited with Davis and worked several years as a Raiders scout. He spent his final years in Brigantine, N.J."