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Tom Flores

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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. He became the Raiders' starting quarterback early in the 1960 season and led the league by completing 54.0 percent of his passes, throwing for 1,738 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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. He is the fifth-leading passer, all-time, in the AFL. He went on to coach the Raiders to two Super Bowl victories, and also coached the Seattle Seahawks.

Tom Flores is a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame

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