Daily Archives: August 5, 2013

George Fleming – Running Back, Senator

With their second-round pick in the 1962 AFL draft, the Oakland Raiders selected a running back and kicker out of the University of Washington named George Fleming.  Fleming signed a $15,000 contract (with a $3,500 bonus) with the Raiders, but played only a single season in the AFL despite being productive in the Oakland backfield and on special teams.  He sat out the 1962 season due to a salary dispute, and then moved north to play a few seasons in the Canadian Football League. read more