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QB #16 Tom Flores

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At 6-1 202 lbs graduated from  The University of the Pacific in 1958, but it wasn't until 1960 that he landed in the AFL.  He signed on with the Oakland Raiders in the first season of the new football league, and in the third game of he became the starting QB.  Flores was the first Hispanic starting QB in the history of professional football.   His best season with the Raiders was the 1966 season where he threw for 2,638 yards and 24 touchdowns and was named an AFL Allstar.  Although 1966 was his best year as a starting QB, his completion percentage was a meager 49.3% and he also tossed 14 Ints.

After his best season as a pro, Flores was traded along with Art Powell to the Buffalo Bills for Glen Bass and Daryle Lamonica.  In the 1967 season the 30 year old Flores served as Jack Kemp's  primary backup.  He did start 3 games and won one.  However, he only completed 34.4% of his passes for 260 yards 0 TD and 8 Int.

Even with his poor performance in the 1967 season he was brought back for the 1968 season and even started one more game for the Bills,  going 3-5 for 15 yards and one int in a 14-14 tie with the hated Dolphins.  Flores would be cut the following season and signed on with the Kansas City Chiefs to backup Len Dawson.  In 1970 Tom Flores retired and took up coaching and won two Super Bowl rings with the Raiders.

 

Tom Flores is your Lesser Known Bills Player of the Day.

Brought to you by - The L.A. Clippers, what did you expect to happen when you snatch the Buffalo Braves away from the loyal fans of Buffalo, striping the team down and heading west?

Side note:  I have been a loyal (quiet but loyal) Clippers fan  for years just because I know who they really are.  That's right they are the Buffalo Braves.  Go Braves Go!! (Into offseason workouts I guess?)

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