Al Davis

  • American businessman
  • Born July 4, 1929

Allen Davis (July 4, 1929 – October 8, 2011) was an American football coach and executive. He was the principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) for 39 years, from 1972 until his death in 2011. Prior to becoming the principal owner of the Raiders, he served as the team's head coach from 1963 to 1965 and part owner from 1966 to 1971, assuming both positions while the Raiders were part of the American Football League (AFL). He also served as the commissioner of the AFL in 1966.

Wake up, Carolee, the plane is waiting for us, we have to get to the game.

History will dictate what my legacy is. And 'maverick' is fine, because I am.

You don't adjust. You just dominate.

Jerry Rice made the decision and we honestly tried to accommodate him the best way we can.

Once a Raider, always a Raider.

Why should I talk to you? I don't know where you're from.