NFL legend, and Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis died at age 82.
Davis began his football career as a college coach, and worked his way in to the NFL where he would eventually become the head coach and general manager at the Oakland Raiders. At age 33 he was the youngest person to ever hold this position.
After a short stint as the commissioner of the AFL, Davis bought stake in the Raiders and several years later became the owner.
From the AP:
“It was Davis’ rebellious spirit, that willingness to buck the establishment, that helped turn the NFL into the establishment in sports – the most successful sports league in American history.”
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