Daily Archives: July 6, 2012

Boston Patriot J.D. Garrett Passes Away

autographed 1965 topps jd garrett

#009 – J.D. Garrett

It has been reported that J.D. Garrett, former Boston Patriots running back and kick returner, passed away on July 4, in his hometown of Natchitoches, Louisiana.

You will find the obituary HERE.

Eddie Erdelatz – the Raiders First Head Coach

Autographed 1960 Fleer Eddie Erdelatz

#131 – Eddie Erdelatz

Though it seems as though Al Davis ran the Raiders forever, there were men that came before him.  In fact, Davis took over the Raiders head coaching position in 1963, replacing William “Red” Conkright.  Conkright in fact, had previously been a Raiders assistant who ended up replacing head coach, Marty Feldman, after he led the Raiders to a 2-15 record over a 17-game period in 1961-62.  But Feldman himself, had also previously been a Raiders assistant.  The Raiders first head coach was named Eddie Erdelatz, formerly of the Naval Academy, and the man who led the not-so-mighty Raiders through their inaugural season of 1960. read more