Jim "King" Corcoran

Philadelphia Bell

 

 

An immensely popular figure in Philadelphia, James "King" Corcoran, a former University of Maryland and NFL football player was made famous in the 1960s when he quarterbacked a Maryland victory over the Naval Academy squad led by future NFL great Roger Staubach. Corcoran finished as the number two quarterback in the WFLs only full season, leading the Philadelphia Bell to the playoffs.

 

The King had played for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and the Canadian Football League. He was backed up by Sonny Sixkiller, who had been a star at the University Of Washington. King Corcoran threw for the second highest total yardage and more touchdowns than any quarterback in the short history of the WFL.

 

WFL Career Statistics

Attempts

Completions

Yards

Touchdowns

545

280

3631

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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