It’s safe to say that Al Davis place in the historic annals of the former AFL and the current NFL are secure. Davis realized early on that every man and woman for that matter deserved an opportunity – sometimes more than one. Davis made it his life’s work to offer chances to those that others had given up on or had been shunned all together. Al Davis unwavering commitment to Black and other minority athletes in the 1960’s is only rivaled by that of former Boston Celtics owner Red Auerbach.
And for that, we are grateful.