Ben Davidson (1940 - 2012)

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Oakland Raider great, Ben Davidson. Now and then you wonder whether a childhood idol will live up to expectations. “Big Ben” did, and then some. There was no arrogance to speak of. No sense of entitlement. He was so gracious with his time and we had the honor of speaking with him on four different occasions.

In a day and age where memorabilia brings a pretty penny, Mr. Davidson donated his remaining WFL collection to our site. Some people talk about character, others do it. Ben, thank you for the wonderful contribution of your "Storm Drawer" and 2010 interview. We are forever grateful.

Our thoughts are with Ben’s wife and three daughters.