Ralph Wilson dies at 95
Ralph Wilson, the Buffalo Bills owner who helped found the American Football League in 1960 and played a key role in the merger with the NFL, died Tuesday. He was 95. Posted on March 25, 2014.
Representatives of the American Football League pose in New York, Oct. 28, 1959. Ralph C. Wilson is in the middle of the back row.
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, left, poses for a photo with Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr., right, before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Orchard Park, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2011.
Buffalo Bills' owner Ralph Wilson Jr. holds up his Hall of Fame ring during a halftime NFL football ceremony against the Houston Texans in Orchard Park, N.Y.. Nov. 1, 2009.
Ralph Wilson Jr., fourth from left, owner of the Buffalo Bills, poses with his bust and former Buffalo Bills players during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2009.
Al Davis, right, the head coach-general manager of the Oakland Raiders, was named the new American Football League Commissioner in Houston by Ralph Wilson, left, President of the AFL and owner of the Buffalo Bills in April 1966.
Rich Stifter, Jr., takes the snap from his dad Rich Stifter, Sr., in the parking lot of Ralph Wilson Stadium before his first NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets in Orchard Park, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2013.
Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills football team, listens to a question as he appeared before the House Select Committee on Crime in Washington in 1972.