The Tennessee Titans lost scout C.O. Brocato today after a bout with cancer. The 85-year old Brocato had spent 40 years with the organization as a scout, originally joining the franchise in 1975. He was a member of the organization for 599 games and was placed on the preliminary list of nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on three occasions (2005, 2007 and 2008).
This past April, the organization announced that the draft room at Saint Thomas Sports Park was named the “C.O. Brocato Draft Room.”
C.O. Brocato photo courtesy of Tennessee Titans
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Ruston Webster, Titans Executive Vice President and General Manager spoke of Brocato.
“It is a sad day for our organization, as we have lost a true icon and legend in C.O. Brocato. He left his imprint on everyone he met with his spirit, love of life, and devotion to both the Tennessee Titans organization and the game of football. So many of us have learned so much from him, and his lessons and principles will live on. C.O.’s dedication, eye for talent, knowledge of the game and ability to build relationships set him apart in the scouting profession, and we will never forget his impact on our organization. We send our thoughts and prayers to his daughter, Becky, and the rest of his family during this difficult time.”
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