John Herrera (gridiron football)

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John Herrera is an American football executive who, for much of his career, was a Senior Executive with the Oakland Raiders.

A Raiders ballboy starting in 1963 Herrera joined the team full-time in 1967 in the business and public relations departments.[1] Herrera re-joined the team in 1978 as Director of Public Relations after serving as the first scout employed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[2] Herrera left the Raiders in 1982 to become Director of Player-Personnel for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League and later that year was named General Manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[3]

Herrera returned to the Raiders in 1985 with the title "Senior Executive." His duties as Senior Executive have included working as the team's travel and camp coordinator and serving as the Raiders chief negotiator during their failed move to Irwindale, California.[4] Herrera left the Raiders in 2012.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b Staff and News Services (February 17, 2012). "Al Davis aide John Herrera is leaving Raiders". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  2. ^ Coats, Bill (September 19, 2003). "Spotting talent, recruiting champions Series: NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT". St. Petersburg Times. 
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  4. ^ Ostler, Scott (May 11, 1988). "Raiders Quietly Have Put Down Roots in the Gravel of Irwindale". 
  5. ^ McDonald, Jerry (February 16, 2012). "Raiders get rid of senior executive John Herrera". Contra Costa Times.