autographed 1968 topps tom keating

#116 – Tom Keating

It has been reported that former Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders defensive lineman, Tom Keating, passed away last Friday, after a battle with prostate cancer.  You can see his obituary here.

It is sad, but somewhat fitting that Keating and Ben Davidson, two great friends and teammates, who shared so many adventures together, both passed away from the same disease within months of each other.  I had an opportunity to spend a wonderful afternoon a couple of years ago with Davidson and Keating.  Here is the article that was inspired by that visit:  Coffee with a Couple of Raiders