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2015 Oakland Raiders GameDay B

Raiders in the Hall of Fame WILLIE BROWN CB, GRAMBLING, 16 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: TRADE, DENVER, 1967 INDUCTED INTO  PRO FOT BAL HALL OF FAME : JULY 28, 1984 Shares Raider all-time lead in interceptions with 39...All-Pro seven times, played in five AFL All- Star Games and four NFL Pro Bowls...Named to All-Time AFL team at cornerback in 1969...Played in three AFL and six AFC Championship Games with Raiders, plus Super Bowls II and XI...Set Super Bowl record with 75-yard interception return for touchdown against Minnesota in Super Bowl XI...Had two other postseason interception returns for touchdowns—against Miami in 1970 and Pittsburgh in 1973...Intercepted at least one pass for a then-NFL record 16 consecutive seasons... Intercepted 54 passes in career, with 472 return yards, two touchdowns in league play...Tied NFL record with four interceptions against N.Y. Jets on November 15, 1964...Played in 205 games... MVP in 1965 AFL All-Star Game...Winner of 1968 Gorman Award as “Player Who Best Exemplifies the Pride and Spirit of the Raiders”...Raiders defensive captain for 10 years...Selected to AFL-NFL 25-year All-Star team...Chosen to the Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility...Originally signed as free agent by Houston Oilers, played four seasons with Denver Broncos...Served as Raiders defensive backfield coach from 1979-88... Head football coach at Long Beach State in 1991 and at L.A. Jordan High School in 1994...Inducted to Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 and into Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1994...Rejoined Raiders in 1995 as Director of Squad Development and returned to on-field coaching, tutoring Raider cornerbacks until retiring as a position coach…Currently serves on the football operations staff with the Raiders. GENE UPSHAW G, TEXAS A&I, 15 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: 1ST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE, 1967 INDUCTED INTO  PRO FOOT BAL HALL OF FAME : AUGUST  8, 1987 All-Pro or All-Conference eight times, played in six Pro Bowls and one AFL All-Star Game... Second all-time Raider leader in games played with 217...Missed only one league game in career...207 consecutive league games and starts are both second on Raider list...First player in NFL history to participate in Super Bowls in three different decades (after 1967, 1976 and 1980 seasons)... Holds Raider all-time record with 24 playoff game starts...Offensive team captain for nine years (1973-81)...Only second guard inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame...During 15-year active pro career, the Raiders made 11 playoff appearances, won eight division titles, one AFL Championship, two AFC titles and two World Championships of Professional Football...Named to AFL NFL 25-year All-Star, NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time and All-Monday Night Teams...Chosen to the Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility...Served as Executive Director of NFL Players Association from 1983 until his passing in 2008. FRED BILETNIKOFF WR, FLORIDA STATE, 14 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: 2ND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE, 1965 INDUCTED INTO  PRO FOOT BAL HALL OF FAME : JULY 30, 1988 Second all-time leading receiver in history of Silver and Black with 589 career catches...Ranked fourth on the NFL all-time receiving list at time of retirement...Ranks second in team history for receiving yards (8,974), receiving touchdowns (76) and also caught 70 passes for 1,167 yards and 10 touchdowns in postseason games, ranking second on all-time NFL list in each category... Played in three AFL title games, five AFC Championships and Super Bowls II and XI...MVP in Super Bowl Xl with four catches for 79 yards...Held NFL record of 10 straight seasons with 40 or more receptions (1967-76)... Raiders’ leading receiver for six consecutive seasons (1968- 73)...Led NFL in receiving with 61 catches in 1971, then led AFC in 1972 with 58...All-AFL in 1969, All-AFC in 1970, 1972 and 1973...Played in two AFL All-Star Games and four Pro Bowls...Played in 190 games in 14 seasons...Had 21, 100-yard receiving games...Had four 100- yard receiving games in playoffs...Never played in a losing season with the Raiders...Originally selected in the second round of the 1965 AFL Draft after record-setting collegiate career at Florida State...Named to Walter Camp All-Century Team... Rejoined Raiders as wide receivers coach in 1989...Award in his name goes to nation’s top collegiate wide receiver...Was Raiders’ wide receivers coach from 1989-94; handled quality control from 1995-96 and returned to coach receivers in 1996...Retired from coaching following 2006 season. Gameday MAGAZINE 51


2015 Oakland Raiders GameDay B
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