Art Shell

Football Player

Birthday November 26, 1946

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Charleston, SC

Age 76 years old

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Hall of Fame NFL tackle who spent his entire career with the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders. He became the first African-American head coach in the modern NFL after being hired to coach the Los Angeles Raiders in 1989.

Before Fame

He was a standout tackle for Maryland Eastern Shore.


After coaching the Raiders for six years, he served as a senior vice president in charge of football operations for the NFL.

Family Life

Had sons Arthur III and Christopher, with his wife Janice.

Associated With

Elected to the Bay Area Hall of Fame along with fellow football star John Madden.