40) Tom Flores

The groundbreaking Tom Flores was the first minority coach to win the big game.

Got a great response after settling back to the NOLA area from two-time winning coach of the big game, and future Hall of Famer, Tom Flores! This man is one of only two NFL personalities in the league’s history to win the big game as a player, head coach, and assistant coach. Flores is also the first Hispanic coach and first minority coach to lead his team to a ring, and Flores led the Raiders to two: 1980 and 1983. His 87 victories as Raiders’ head coach are second-most in the franchise’s history as well.

Flores certainly gave me not only among the best advice I received of the NFL greats who wrote me but arguably among the best compliments in what he sees in my perseverance as I went through my recovery…I am honored, Mr. Flores, and I offer my extended gratitude!


Published by gratitudetogreats

I am a stage 2 squamous cell cancer survivor who did a project to not just celebrate my victory, but celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL and the many greats who built that great institution called Gratitude to Greats. This is where I chronicle my responses from where I sent NFL greats my letters and emails...

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