Mar 3, 1960

  • AFL officials met in Oakland to discuss a number of league matters, including plans to stock the Oakland team with players


The league officially assigned the signing rights of the following players to Oakland

  • Later in the day, Dallas owner Lamar Hunt insisted that Abner Haynes had been signed by his team and would not go to Oakland
  • Hunt added that Oakland would be compensated with another player or perhaps a choice in next year’s draft
  • Head coach Eddie Erdelatz said he had spoken with all the players on the list and that it was “doubtful” that Norton would come to Oakland

In Print

“Oakland Pros Get 13 Players”, Scotty Stirling, Oakland Tribune

Subhead: “Ace End Norton on List”

Tags: Don Norton, Los Angeles Chargers, Abner Haynes, Dallas Texans, Cloyd Boyette, Willie Boykin, Carmen Cavalli, Fran Curci, Purcell Daniels, Jim Otto, Gene Prebola, Sam McCord, Al Witcher, Houston Oilers, Bob Parker, Jim Woodard, Dan Edginton, Dale Hackbart, Chet Soda, Chris Burford, Don Rossi, transaction

“Bay Area Lures Texas Gridders”, Oakland Tribune

Tags: Don Rossi (quote), Dallas Texans, Chris Burford, Lamar Hunt

“Fans Write About Pro Controversy”, Ray Haywood, Oakland Tribune

Tags: column, stadium, RD Clayton (quote), Thad Stanford (quote), Robert Hill (quote), nickname, W White (quote), John Crowell (quote), Adam Babros (quote)

“Oakland Grid Fans to Fete Pro League”, Oakland Tribune

Tags: Joe Foss, RT Nahas, Bud Foster, Clifford Rishell, Francis Dunn, John Tulloch, George Jacopetti, Dom DiMaggio, Harry Wismer, Sammy Baugh, Frank Leahy, Sid Gillman, Lamar Hunt, Hank Stram, Bud Adams, John Breen, Lou Rymkus, Ralph Wilson, Dick Gallagher, Buster Ramsey, Chet Soda, Eddie Erdelatz, Ernie Jorge, Robert Osborne, Wayne Valley

“Oakland Plans Fight for Burford”, San Francisco Chronicle

Subhead: “Erdelatz Signs Feldman as Aide”

Tags: transaction, Marty Feldman, Chris Burford, Dallas Texans, Don Rossi (quote), Eddie Erdelatz, Ernie Jorge, Joe Foss, Dom Dimaggio, Lou Saban, Ed McKeever

“Christopulos Named Cal Athletic Aide”, San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Paul Christopulous, Pete Newell, Brutus Hamilton

“Oakland AFL Meet on Today”, San Francisco Examiner

Tags: Joe Foss, Don Norton, Eddie Erdelatz, Marty Feldman, transaction, Ernie Jorge

Eddie ErdelatzHead CoachHired Feb 9, 1960
Marty FeldmanDefensive LineHired Mar 1, 1960
Ernie JorgeOffensive LineHired Feb 10, 1960
Fran CurciQB225-9160Miami FLAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1960
Sam McCordQB275-10185East Texas StAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1960
 Running Backs      
George BlanchHB22190TexasAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1960
Purcell DanielsHB6-2205PepperdineAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1960
 Offensive Line      
Cloyd BoyetteOL246-2250Texas SouthernAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1960
Willie BoykinT266-4245Michigan StAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1961
Jim OttoC226-2225Miami FLAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1962
Bob ParkerOL225-11215East Texas StAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1963
Jim WoodardOLLamarAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1964
Dan EdgingtonE226-2190FloridaAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1960
Don NortonE226-1180IowaAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1961
Gene PrebolaE216-3215Boston UnivAwarded by AFL Mar 3, 1962
 Defensive Line      
Carmen CavalliDE226’4″245RichmondAssigned by AFL Mar 3, 1960