Joe Foss was the AFL's first Commissioner. He served in that role through 1966.
My late father Jack. Here, he's shown in the back of a plane while traveling during his days in the AFL.
The book, "The Other League" about the AFL was co-written by my dad, Jack. Bias aside, it's a terrific book for anyone interested in the history of the league.
Tommy Nobis opted not to play in the AFL with Houston. He went on to have a stellar career in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons. His name continues to come up for consideration for the Hall of Fame.