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Davis to accept Tank Younger Award on behalf of late father

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis will accept the Paul "Tank" Younger Award on behalf of his father, the late Al Davis, Friday in Indianapolis.

Davis is being recognized for his commitment to racial and gender diversity in the NFL, according to John Wooten, the chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance.

The award is presented by the Fritz Pollard Alliance, formed in 2003 to promote diversity and equality of job opportunity in coaching, front office and scouting staffs in the NFL. Younger, the award's namesake, was the league's first black executive.

Davis passed away in October at the age of 82. Over the course of his iconic career with the Raiders, Davis hired the first black head coach in Art Shell, the first Hispanic head coach in Tom Flores and the first female CEO in Amy Trask.

Arizona Cardinals general manager Rod Graves received the honor in 2011. Other past winners include Bill Bidwill, Dan Rooney, Ozzie Newsome, Tony Dungy and the late Bill Walsh.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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