Tom Flores First hispanIC starting QUARTERBACK

Tom Flores was born on march 21, 1937 (79)

He was born in Fresno California

Beginning of career
  • Tom Flores started his career playing for the Salina Packers of the PCL in 1958
  • He failed an attempt to be in the NFL with the Washington Redskins In 1959..
1960-1970

In 1960 Tom Flores was drafted to the Oakland Raiders.

Earlier that season the raiders told him he would be starting, making him the first ever Hispanic starting quarterback.

His post productive season was in 1966. He passed for 2,638 yards and 24 touchdowns in 14 games.

He was traded t the Buffalo Bills in 1967. And was real Released by the bills after that season.

He signed with the Kansas City chiefs as a backup, he was part of the Kansas City chiefs winning Super Bowl team

He retired as a player in 1970

Back with the Raiders

Tom Flores became assistant coach of the raiders under John Madden. Flores won a ring as assistant coach.

Flores became the head coach of the Raiders in 1979.

He followed the team to Los Angles in 1982.

Flores won the Super bowl with the raiders in 1980 and in 1983.

Flores was the first minority' head coach to win a super bowl.

He also won the super bowl as a player , assistant coach, and head coach.

Seattle Seahawks

Flores moved on from the Raiders and became the president and general manager of the Seattle Seahawks

He returned to coach for the Seahawks in 1992 but got fired in 1994 after 3 disappointing seasons.

Present day

Flores is a radio announcer for the Raiders radio network.

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