Daily Archives: July 12, 2012

Favorite AFL Images – Lance & Al

lance alworth and al davis

Lance Alworth and Al Davis are two of the more important individuals in AFL history.  Alworth, a flanker out of the University of Arkansas, has been called the AFL’s first true superstar.  A fast and agile receiver with a wonderful set of hands, Alworth led the league in receiving in three separate seasons, and caught a pass in 96 consecutive games.  Al Davis began his AFL association as an assistant coach with the Chargers.  He left San Diego in 1963 to become head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders.  He later took over as the AFL commissioner, and then ultimately returned to Oakland as the Managing General Partner of the Raiders, a position he held until his death in 2011. read more