Daily Archives: August 14, 2013

Chargers Running Back Hezekiah Ezekiel Braxton III Passes Away

A man known for having one of the more legendary names in AFL history has passed away.  Hezekiah Ezekiel Braxton III was a Chargers running back in 1962.  Braxton passed away on August 8; he was 79 years old.  An obituary can be found HERE.

AFL Memories with Chris Burford

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One of the most enjoyable “AFL experiences” that I have had was an afternoon spent with former Oakland Raiders teammates, Ben Davidson and Tom Keating.  For a two-hour period, Davidson and Keating looked through my collection of autographed AFL trading cards, laughing, swearing, and telling stories about the players they saw while flipping through those two binders.  The stories were many and fantastic, and to this day I kick myself for not having the foresight to somehow record the meeting.  I promised myself that if I ever had a similar opportunity that I would be sure to make an audio recording of the event. read more