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March 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 contracts of the following players to Oakland: defensive back George Blanch, lineman Clord Boyette, defensive tackle Willie Boykin, end Carmen Cavalli, quarterback Fran Curci, fullback Purcell Daniels, center Jim Otto, end Gene Prebola, quarterback Sam McCord, end Dan Edgington, halfback Abner Haynes, end Don Norton, lineman Bob Parker, and lineman Jim Woodard.

• All of the players had originally been drafted by the defunct Minneapolis/St. Paul franchise, but had signed with other AFL teams in the interim.

• Later in the day, Dallas owner Lamar Hunt insisted that Abner Haynes remain with his team and 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.

Coaching Staff

Eddie ErdelatzHead coach
Marty FeldmanDefensive line
Ernie JorgeOffensive line


Name Pos Ht Wt School Birthdate
George Blanch DB 6'0“ 195 Texas2/18/1938
Clord Boyette OL 6'4” 245 Texas Southern3/30/1935
Willie Boykin DT 6'4“ 245 Michigan State1934(?)
Carmen Cavalli DE 6'4” 245 Richmond6/11/1937
Fran Curci QB 5'9“ 160 Miami (FL)6/11/1938
Purcell Daniels FB 6'2” 205 Pepperdine1/1/1936
Dan Edgington E 6'2“ 190 Florida4/10/1937
Sam McCord QB 5'10” 185 East Texas State2/23/1933
Don Norton WR 6'1“ 180 Iowa3/13/1938
Jim Otto C 6'2” 225 Miami (FL)1/5/1938
Bob Parker T 5'11“ 215 East Texas State6/4/1937
Gene Prebola TE 6'3” 215 Boston University6/30/1938
Jim Woodard T 6'5“ 230 Lamar Tech8/23/1938

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