Former quarterback who was named the American Football League's Most Valuable Player in 1967 and 1969 as a member of the Oakland Raiders. He was famously nicknamed "The Mad Bomber."
He was a star player at Clovis High School, which eventually named its football stadium Lamonica Stadium.
He retired with the second-best win percentage in AFL history with 78.4%.
He married his wife, Mary, in 1970.
He was replaced as the quarterback of the Oakland Raiders by Ken Stabler in 1973.