Al Davis NFL Owner Dies At 82 Years Old

Al Davis NFL Owner Dies At 82 Years Old this morning, October 8th. Davis is one of the most known NFL owners of all time and he was one of the most beloved owners as well. Davis was the legendary owner of the Oakland Raiders and his death was announced on his franchise’s website. The team also did not provide any other details about the cause of death; which it is safe to assume the cause of death was from natural causes. It was said that Davis died at his home in Oakland.

Davis began his career sixty one years ago as the line coach at the Adelphi College during 1950-1951 and then from there he became the head coach from the U.S Army team at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia during 1952-1953. After that he was the line coach and chief recruiter for The Citadel for a couple of years. In 1957, Davis became the offensive line coach at the University of Southern California and stayed there from 1957-1959.

Davis got his big break when he became the assistant coach to the San Diego Chargers from 1960 to 1962. After the 1962 season, the general partner of the Raiders decided to hire Davis as the head coach and general manager of the team. He was the youngest person in the NFL to hold those two positions at the young age of 33 years old. This was the beginning of his history with the team. He was known for his slick back hairstyle, dark glasses, and the way he would pronounce his team (the “Raiduhs”).

Davis has an incredible will to win and that is what everyone loved and respected about him. He was named the AFL’s Coach of the Year in 1963. He led the Raiders to three Super Bowl victories in 1976, 1980, and 1982. Davis was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1992. In 2007, Davis sold a minority stake in the Raiders for $150 million, but said he will not retire until he wins at least two more Super Bowls or dies. Davis is known for his catch phrases such as “Commitment to excellence” and “Just win, baby.”

Several celebrities have already paid their respects via Twitter such as Snoop Dogg, “Rest in Power to The Al Davis “win baby win”. U will be missed.” As well as MC Hammer, “Al Davis embodied the Spirit of Oakland … Hard worker .. Blue collar, forward thinker.. against the grain … We will miss you.”

Another celebrity who passed away this week was Steve Jobs Former Apple CEO. They do say that celebrities die in pairs of three. Who is next?