- Associated Press - Saturday, October 8, 2011

NAME: Allen Davis

BORN: July 4, 1929, in Brockton, Mass.

DIED: Oct. 8, 2011.

AWARDS: AFL’s Coach of the Year in 1963.

HONORS: Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.


_Hired as coach and general manager of the AFL’s Oakland Raiders in January 1963. At 33, he was the youngest person in pro football history to hold those positions.

_Compiled 23-16-3 record in three years as coach.

_Appointed American Football League commissioner in April 1966. Resigned as commissioner six weeks after the AFL and NFL agree to an alliance that includes common draft and championship game. Davis rejoined Raiders as managing general partner.


_From 1967 to 1985 the team won 13 division championships, one AFL championship (1967), three Super Bowls (1977, 1981 and 1984) and made 15 playoff appearances.

_Won AFC championship in 2002.

_One of two teams to play in the Super Bowl in four different decades, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


_1966 _ Purchased 10 percent stake in the Raiders and returned to his old club as one of three general partners along with Wayne Valley and Ed McGah. He was named head of football operations.

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