June 26, 1960

The Raiders signed Alex Bravo, a 29-year-old cornerback originally out of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. After three years as a Little All-American with the Mustangs, Bravo spent a year with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL before playing with the Los Angeles Rams in 1957 and 1958. He had retired after the 1958 season to become a football and track coach at Hawthorne High School in the Los Angeles area. A speedster, clocked at 9.7 in the 100 yard dash, he was expected to compete for a starting spot in Oakland’s defensive backfield.

Las Vegas Daily Optic
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