Name: Walt Corey
How Acquired: Free Agent
Career: 1960 – 1966
College: University of Miami
Birth Date: May 9, 1938
Birth Place: Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Beginning with his college football days and throughout his professional career, defense has been Walt Corey’s specialty. Walt played four years as a defensive end for the University of Miami (1956 – 1959). He began his pro-career as a free agent, where he was picked up by the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs in 1960.
He went on to play with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs as the linebacker position for seven seasons (1960 – 1966). He culminated his pro-career with the Chiefs by playing in Super Bowl I.
With his playing days behind him, Walt began coaching at the college level. His first assignments came as Defensive Coordinator for both Utah State (1967 – 1969), and one year at the University of Miami (1970), his alma mater. Walt left the college ranks to serve on the Chiefs coaching staff. His first stint with the team was spent handling linebackers and special teams (1971 – 1974). He then returned to coach the defensive line, secondary and Defensive Coordinator (1978 – 1986), and later served as the Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach. In between his time with the Chiefs, Corey coached the linebackers in Cleveland from 1977 – 1977.
Before Walt retired, he was the Defensive Line Coach for the New Orleans Saints. He joined the Saints after spending eight season (1987 – 1994) with the Buffalo Bills. Walt served as defensive coordinator/linebackers coach in Buffalo and led the Bills to the top-ranked defense in the AFC in 1988, after ranking 24th just two years prior. His experience and expertise as Defensive Coordinator also helped lead Buffalo to four Super Bowl appearances.