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Why aren't the NFL's first minority Super Bowl winners in the Hall Of Fame?




Head coach Tom Flores and his Los Angeles Raiders prepare for battle against the San Diego Chargers during a game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 28, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won 17-13.
Head coach Tom Flores and his Los Angeles Raiders prepare for battle against the San Diego Chargers during a game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 28, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won 17-13.
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Head coach Tom Flores and his Los Angeles Raiders prepare for battle against the San Diego Chargers during a game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 28, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won 17-13.
Quarterback Jim Plunkett #16 of the Los Angeles Raiders takes a break from the action during the game against the San Diego Chargers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 28, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won 17-13.
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It's the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time celebrating the contributions of Latinos to the United States.

There have been concerts and art exhibits highlighting the accomplishments of Latinos past and present, but two trailblazing Chicanos have been all but forgotten.

In 1981, the Oakland Raiders' Tom Flores and Jim Plunkett became the first minorities to win a Super Bowl as a head coach and quarterback, respectively. Three years later they did it again when the Raiders played in Los Angeles.

They've got championships on their resumes and the distinction of being first, but neither is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and — as time goes on — the memory of what they did gets even fainter.

ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez joins the show with more