Chuck Cook – Ourlads’ NFL Scouts Hall of Fame

Information taken from, 5/11/11

Former NFL Scout with the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, and currently with the Buffalo Bills

Chuck Cook was named Director of College Scouting of the Buffalo Bills on May 11th, 2011. Cook’s responsibilities will focus on assisting the team in the preparation of the draft and will assist General Manager Buddy Nix and Assistant General Manager Doug Whaley in the day-to-day operation of the football department.

Cook joined the Bills after spending the previous three years with the Miami Dolphins as a Regional Scout, focusing on the Southwest region in the Dolphins’ system.  Prior to his stint with Miami, Cook spent 11 years as the Director of College Scouting for the Kansas City Chiefs. In his role as Director of College Scouting, Cook was in charge of coordinating the team’s college scouting and preparation for the annual NFL Draft after being promoted to the position in May of 1997. He spent 13 years as a regional scout in the Chiefs’ system, focusing primarily on the Southeastern region.

Cook joined the NFL ranks in 1984, when he was originally hired by the Chiefs after serving as an offensive assistant with the USFL’s Arizona Wranglers (1982-83). He began his coaching career at the University of Wyoming from 1980-81.

Cook starred as a wide receiver, running back and defensive back at Southern Mississippi and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 1993. Following his collegiate career, he was a member of training camps with the New York Giants and New York Jets before embarking on his off-field career. He followed the path of his father, Hamp, who served as a scout for the New Orleans Saints for many years.

A native of Andalusia, AL, Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Mississippi. He and his wife, Carla, have twin daughters, Carley and Cori, and a son Colby.

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