An AFL Original – Cotton Davidson

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1962 AFL All Star Game, Joe Foss, Cotton Davidson

Joe Foss and Cotton Davidson (19)

One of the great early AFL quarterbacks was a man from Gatesville, Texas, by the name of Cotton Davidson.  A former NFL castoff, Davidson broke into the AFL with the Dallas Texans.  He was traded to Oakland after the Texans picked up Len Dawson in 1962, and stayed with the Raiders through the 1968 season.  In August 2012, the Cove Herald talked to Davidson about his time in professional football



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Todd Tobias (789 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

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2 Responses to An AFL Original – Cotton Davidson

  1. Eddie Arminio says:

    Todd,A great site is on the way back.

  2. Erik Rinne says:

    Jim Hadaway, a business associate of my dad, was a rookie halfback who was cut from the Texans’ 1960 training camp. Jim said that Cotton threw the ball hard, with pinpoint accuracy, and straight as a rope.

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