Saturday, October 8, 2011

Al Davis passes away at age 82


Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has passed away at age 82.

The Oakland Raiders website posted a tribue with his name in large silver letters above "July 4, 1929-October 8, 2011."

Davis was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992. He was one of the NFL's greatest innovators and contributors.

Davis is the only person to have served pro football in as a player personnel assistant, an assistant coach, a head coach, a general manager, a league commissioner and the principal owner and chief executive officer of an NFL team.

Under Davis, the Oakland Raiders won Super Bowls XI, CV, and XVII.

No cause of death has been released. The team is expected to issue a statement later today.

Our condolences to Al Davis' family and the entire Raiders organization.

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