Pro Football Hall Of Fame 2021 Inductee: Head coach Tom Flores

Tom Flores head coach (courtesy Raiders.com)

The annual selection meeting capped a year-round selection process. The newly elected Hall of Famers were chosen from a list of 18 Finalists who had been determined earlier by the Pro Football Hall of Fameโ€™s Selection Committee. Representatives of the accounting firm EY tabulated all votes during the virtual meeting.

The Class of 2021 will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during โ€œthe greatest gathering of footballโ€ inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.

TOM FLORES

Head Coach โ€ฆ Fresno City Junior College, University of Pacific โ€ฆ 1979-1987 Oakland/Los Angeles

Raiders, 1992-94 Seattle Seahawks

12 seasons โ€ฆ Regular season record: 97-87-0 โ€ฆ Postseason record: 8-3 โ€ฆ Overall record: 105-90-0 โ€ฆ Served as assistant coach for Raiders for seven seasons before being named head coach in 1979 โ€ฆ Led team to Super Bowl title in second season at helm โ€ฆ Guided Raiders to 27-10 victory over Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV โ€ฆ Raiders became first wildcard team to win Super Bowl โ€ฆ Won second Super Bowl championship with Raiders 38-9 win over Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII โ€ฆ At time, his two Super Bowl coaching victories ranked behind only Chuck Noll โ€ฆ Floresโ€™ led Raiders teams won 11 or more games in a season four times โ€ฆ Named AFC Coach of the Year after leading team to best record in AFC, 1982 โ€ฆ Raiders captured three divisio titles over four-year span (1982 AFC in strike-shortened season, 1983 and 1985 AFC Western) โ€ฆ Coached Seahawks for three seasons โ€ฆ Born March 21, 1937 in Fresno, California.

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