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Coslet, Bruce

CARDS: Pro Set 1990, Pro Set 1991
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 5/23 RECEIVED: 6/6 (14 days)


  • Played TE at the University of the Pacific from 1965-’67.
  • Went undrafted and signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 1969.
  • Played the next 8 seasons for the franchise,
  • Best season came in 1971, catching 21 passes for 356 yards and 4 TDs, including a 71 yard long.
  • Joined the 49ers coaching staff in ’80 as a TE coach.
  • Returned to the Bengals in ’81 where he coached WRs through ’84.
  • Sam Wyche moved Coslet to offensive coordinator the following season, where he took the WCO to the next level setting franchise offensive records over the next few seasons.
  • Was hired by the Jets after the 1989 season concluded.
  • Served as HC in NY through the 1993 season.
  • Jets got to the playoffs after the ’91 season, losing to the Houston Oilers in the Wild Card round.
  • Returned in 1994 to Cincinnati, serving again as OC- this time under HC Dave Shula.
  • During a chaotic ’96 season Shula resigned as HC after a disastrous 1-6 start.
  • Coslet stepped in and led the team to a 7-2 finish, and some level of respectability.
  • After the franchise decided to overhaul the roster in 2000, Coslet resigned 3 games into the season.
  • Spent a final season in 2002 as OC of the Dallas Cowboys.
Playaction 16 Boss Z Post


  • Pacific Tigers Hall of Fame 1985


I mean I took a shot in the dark on Coslet that he’d pen a play for me and I was absolutely tickled with what he drew up. I’m always curious about an offensive minded coach’s DNA, but especially what and why they chose the play they chose to draw up, and as a member of the Walsh coaching tree- WCO, this one is an absolute treasure.