NFL coach "Red" Hickey, inventor of shotgun formation, March 30

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NFL coach "Red" Hickey, inventor of shotgun formation, March 30 Howard "Red" Hickey, the NFL coach who invented the shotgun offensive formation while with the San Francisco 49ers, died on Thursday, March 30, 2006, in Aptos, Calif. He was 89. Hickey coached San Francisco from 1959-63, going 27-... AP, file
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