Mar 4, 1960

  • At the league meeting in Oakland, the AFL announced their plan to stock the Oakland team with players from the other seven teams
  • The league would conduct an allocation draft of five rounds, with Oakland selecting one player from each team during each round
  • Before the initial round each team would select 11 players that would be immune to selection
  • After each round, each time would be permitted to add another 11 players to the protected list
  • Oakland head coach Eddie Erdelatz said the team would make its first selections on or around March 20, though they could be permitted to make picks s early as March 12
  • Teams were assigned territorial rights for television purposes with Oakland’s territory extending north to the Canadian order, east to Missoula, Montana, and Reno, Nevada, and south to San Luis Obispo

In Print

“Oakland Given 35-Player Draft”, Scotty Stirling, Oakland Tribune

Subhead: “5-Round Plan Set by AFL”

Tags: Joe Foss (quote), Chet Soda (quote), Lamar Hunt, Barron Hilton, Eddie Erdelatz, Don Rossi, Lou Baladocci

“Pros Assured of All-Out Support”, Oakland Tribune

Tags: Clifford Rishell (quote), Francis Dunn (quote), William Knowland (quote), Harry Wismer (quote), Barron Hilton, Joe Foss (quote), Bob Howsam (quote), Bud Foster, RT Nahas

“Wismer High on New Pro League”, Alan Ward, Oakland Tribune

Tags: column, Harry Wismer (quote), New York Titans, Dick Gallagher, stadium

“Oakland Gets 14 AFL Gridders”, Darrell Wilson, San Francisco Chronicle

Subhead: “Another 35 to Be Shifted but Question Is—Who?”

Tags: transaction, Joe Foss (quote), Eddie Erdelatz (quote), Chris Burford, Frank Morze, Joe Arenas, Abner Haynes, Don Norton, Fran Curci, Lamar Hunt (quote), Willie Boykin, Chet Soda, George Blanch, Cloyd Boyette, Carmen Cavalli, Purcell Daniels, Jim Otto, Gene Prebola, Sam McCord, Dan Edgington, Bob Parker, Jim Woodard

“Oakland AFL Club Build-Up Launched”, Bob Brachman, San Francisco Examiner

Tags: Don Norton, Fran Curci, Joe Foss (quote), Chet Soda, Eddie Erdelatz (quote), George Blanch, stadium

“Oakland Club Gets 14 Players”, San Francisco Examiner

Tags: George Blanch, Cloyd Boyette, Willie Boykin, Carmen Cavalli, Fran Curci, Purcell Daniels, Abner Haynes, Don Norton, Jim Otto, Gene Prebola, Sam McCord, Dan Edgington, Bob Parker, Jim Woodard

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