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Tom Flores

Tom Flores
Date of birth March 21, 1937 (age 69)
Place of birth Flag of United States Fresno, California
Position(s) Head Coach
Quarterback
College Pacific
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls AFL All-Star 1966
Career Record 97-87-0 (Regular Season)
8-3 (Postseason)
105-90-0 (Overall)
Super Bowl
      Wins
1983 Super Bowl XVIII
(as head coach)
1980 Super Bowl XV
(as head coach)
1969 Super Bowl IV
(as player)
Championships
      Won
1983 AFC Championship
(as head coach)
1980 AFC Championship
(as head coach)
1969 AFL Championship
(as player)
Stats
Playing Stats Pro Football Reference
Playing Stats DatabaseFootball
Coaching Stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1960-1966
1967-1969
1969
AFL Oakland Raiders
AFL Buffalo Bills
AFL Kansas City Chiefs
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1979-1987
1992-1994
Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
Seattle Seahawks

Thomas R. "Tom" Flores (born March 21, 1937 in Fresno, California) is a retired Mexican-American football quarterback and coach. Flores and Mike Ditka are the only two people to win Super Bowls as a player, an assistant coach and a head coach. [1] He is currently a radio announcer. Image File history File linksMetadata Tom_flores. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: Fresno, the All American City & Raisin Capital of the World Location in the state of California County Fresno  - Mayor Alan Autry Area    - City 271. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... 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Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Referee John McDonough Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers... The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... From 1960 to 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions (although ties in the standings during the 1963 and 1968 seasons necessitated a divisional playoff game). ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, light blue, Red, light Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family [1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Fresno, the All American City & Raisin Capital of the World Location in the state of California County Fresno  - Mayor Alan Autry Area    - City 271. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...

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Biography

Born in Fresno, California, USA, Flores graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1958, but was unable to find a job in professional football. He was cut by the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL in 1958, and then by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) in 1959. In 1960 Flores finally landed a position as a quarterback with the American Football League's Oakland Raiders, who began play in 1960 as a charter member of the league. Flores became the first Hispanic quarterback in American professional football. He became the Raiders' starting quarterback early in the 1960 season. Nickname: Fresno, the All American City & Raisin Capital of the World Location in the state of California County Fresno  - Mayor Alan Autry Area    - City 271. ... The University of the Pacific (also known as Pacific, and formerly known as UOP) is a private northern California university originally chartered on July 10, 1851 in Santa Clara, California, under the name California Wesleyan College by the California Supreme Court. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football, and is the second most popular sports league in Canada. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... The Hispanic world. ...


Flores had his most productive season in 1966. Although he completed only 49.3 percent of his attempts, he passed for 2,638 yards and 24 touchdowns in 14 games. Oakland traded him to the Buffalo Bills in 1967. After serving primarily as a backup, he was released by the Bills and in 1969 signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he was backup to Len Dawson on the Chiefs' World Championship team. He retired as a player after the 1970 season. He was one of only twenty players who were with the AFL for its entire ten-year existence. He is the fifth-leading passer, all-time, in the AFL. City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, light blue, Red, light Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family [1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Len Dawson (born June 20, 1935) was an American football quarterback from Purdue University who played for three professional teams, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs. ...


After stints as an assistant coach in Buffalo and Oakland, Flores became the Raiders' head coach in 1979, following John Madden's retirement. Flores then became the NFL's first minority head coach to win a Super Bowl, winning twice - Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII. After a 5-10 finish to the 1987 season, Flores moved to the Raiders' front office, but left after just one year to become the president and general manager of the Seattle Seahawks. He returned to coaching as the Seahawks head coach in 1992, but returned to the front office following three disappointing seasons. Flores resigned from the Seahawks in 1994 following Paul Allen's purchase of the Seahawks. John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Referee Ben Dreith Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference...


Flores left the NFL with a lifetime coaching record of 97-87, as well as an 8-3 playoff record, with two Super Bowl victories. Flores, Jimmy Johnson, George Seifertand Mike Shanahan are the only eligible coaches with two such victories, who have not been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame See also: James Johnson Jimmy Johnson can refer to different people: Jimmy Johnson, the blues singer and songwriter. ... George Seifert (born January 22, 1940 in San Francisco, California) is a former NFL head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers. ... Michael Edward Mike Shanahan (born August 24, 1952 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American football coach, currently the head coach of the Denver Broncos in the National Football League. ...


Tom Flores can be heard with Greg Papa on KSFO (560 AM) during the radio broadcasts of Raiders games. KSFO is a talk radio station in San Francisco. ...


Tony Dungy, Mike Ditka, and Tom Flores are the only coaches to have won a super bowl, while coaching and playing.


References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Edited by Randall Liu, p. 350, Workman Publishing, 2001, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2

See also

The following is a list of players that played for the 1960-1969 American Football League. ...

External links

  • Tom Flores biography link
  • Full roster of all American Football League players 1960 - 1969
Preceded by
John Madden
Oakland Raiders Head Coaches
1979–1987
Succeeded by
Mike Shanahan
Preceded by
Chuck Knox
Seattle Seahawks Head Coaches
1992–1994
Succeeded by
Dennis Erickson
Preceded by
Chuck Noll
Joe Gibbs
Super Bowl winning Head Coaches
Super Bowl XV, 1981
Super Bowl XVIII, 1984
Succeeded by
Bill Walsh
Bill Walsh

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Tom Flores - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (339 words)
Thomas R. "Tom" Flores (born March 21, 1937 in Fresno, California) is a retired American football quarterback and coach.
Tom Flores graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1958, but was unable to find a job in professional football.
In 1960 Flores finally landed a position as a quarterback with the Oakland Raiders, who began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League.
Tom Flores - definition of Tom Flores in Encyclopedia (169 words)
Tom Flores was an American football quarterback and coach.
Flores was the first Hispanic quarterback in professional football, with the American Football League's Oakland Raiders.
Tom Flores is a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame
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