Walt Corey
No. 56
Personal information
Born:(1938-05-09)May 9, 1938
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Died:October 24, 2022(2022-10-24) (aged 84)
Career information
High school:Derry Area (PA)
College:Miami (FL)
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1972–1974)
  • Cleveland Browns (1975–1977)
    Head coach
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1978–1980)
    Defensive line
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1981–1982)
    Defensive backs
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1983–1985)
    Defensive line
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1986)
    Defensive coordinator/linebackers
  • Buffalo Bills (1987–1994)
    Defensive coordinator/linebackers
  • New Orleans Saints (1997–1999)
    Defensive line
  • Memphis Maniax (2000)
    Defensive coordinator/linebackers
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x AFL Champion, (1962, 1966)
  • AFL All-Star, (1963)
Career NFL statistics
Games played:69
Player stats at NFL.com
Coaching stats at PFR

Walter Martin Corey (May 9, 1938 – October 24, 2022) was an American football player and coach. He played college football for the University of Miami.

In 1960, Corey came to the American Football League's Dallas Texans as an undrafted linebacker. He went on to star for the Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs, with whom he was an AFL All-Star in 1963.

Corey later held assistant coaching positions with several teams, including the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1994 under head coach Marv Levy. Corey was Buffalo's defensive coordinator for Buffalo's four consecutive AFC Championship teams from 1990 to 1993. He was also the defensive line coach in New Orleans during the Mike Ditka era, from 1997 to 1999. He was the defensive coordinator and Linebackers coach of the Memphis Maniax of the XFL.[1][2]

Corey died on October 24, 2022, at the age of 84.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "A Glimpse Inside Paris Lenon". Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Football Operations". all-xfl.com. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Walt Corey, defensive coordinator for Bills' four Super Bowl teams, dies at age 84". The Buffalo News. October 24, 2022. Retrieved October 24, 2022.