Did You Know…

Autographed 1963 Fleer Lee Riley

…  that former NBA coach, Pat Riley, has a tie to the American Football League?  His brother, Lee Riley, played defensive back for the New York Titans, and led the AFL with 11 interceptions in 1962.  The following link shows a page from William Ryczek’s fantastic book, Crash of the Titans, in which he discusses Riley.  If you have never read  Crash, do yourself a favor and find a copy.  It is a fantastic, in-depth look at perhaps the worst-managed, yet most colorful of AFL teams.

Lee Riley – Crash of the Titans

Todd Tobias (790 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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