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Dimmitt native Coffey dies at 79


Last updated 9/7/2021 at 3:37pm

Junior Coffey, who broke racial barriers as a star running back for the Washington Huskies and played in the NFL before spending decades as a thoroughbred trainer, died Aug. 30 from congestive heart failure in Federal Way, Wash. He was 79.

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