AFL Pioneer Barron Hilton passes


The thoughts and prayers of the Raider Nation are with the entire Hilton family following the loss of Barron Hilton, a true pioneer and visionary. A larger than life figure, Hilton was instrumental in creating the American Football League and the Chargers, and he also played a large role in the history of the Raiders. His coaching staff of Sid Gillman, Al Davis, Chuck Noll, Joe Madro and Jack Faulkner is among the most legendary staffs ever assembled and he provided Al Davis with his first opportunity to coach at the professional level. The NFL would not be what it is today without his leadership and the Raiders family is saddened by his loss.