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2015 Oakland Raiders GameDay B

Raiders in the Hall of Fame 60 Gameday MAGAZINE Ray Guy P, Southern Misisipi, 14 years, Joined Raiders: First Round Draft Choice, 1973 Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 2, 2014 First pure punter ever elected to the Hall of Fame…Largely revolutionized the position with his booming kicks, introducing the term “hang time” into the modern-day football lexicon and helping pioneer directional punting…Became the first punter selected in the first round of the NFL Draft when the Silver and Black chose him 23rd overall in 1973…Punted 14 seasons for the Raiders… Played in 207 consecutive games, finishing career ranked third on the team’s all-time participation list…Punted 1,049 times for 44,493 yards, averaging 42.4 yards per effort…Also placed 209 punts inside the 20-yard line and had only three punts blocked…Averaged more than 40 yards per punt in 13 of 14 seasons…Named as the punter for the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team in 1994 and selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1970s…Played in seven Pro Bowls (1973-78, 80) and was named first-team All-Pro six times (1973-78)…Also named second-team All-Pro twice (1979-80)… Posted a career-high 45.3-yard punting average on 69 punts as a rookie in 1973…Led the NFL in punting average three times; 1974 (42.2 avg.), 1975 (43.8 avg.) and 1977 (43.3 avg.)…Also finished second in the NFL in punting three times (1973, 78, 81)…Played on three Super Bowl champion Raider teams, helping the Silver and Black win NFL titles in Super Bowls XI, XV and XVIII…Played in 22 postseason games, averaging 42.2 yards on 111 punts…Had a career-long 77- yard punt against Denver in 1977…Finished his pro career with 619 straight punts without a block… An All-American at Southern Mississippi, averaged 44.7 yards on 200 punts…Also played kicker and safety, recording 18 interceptions in three seasons…Namesake for the Ray Guy Award, presented annually by the Greater Augusta Sports Council to the nation’s top collegiate punter. Ron Wolf Raiders Personnel Executive/Contributor, 1963-74, 1979-89; NFL veteran, 1963-2001 INDUCTED INTO  PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME : AUGUST 8, 2015 Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8, 2015…Top NFL personnel executive for nearly four decades…Along with Al Davis, helped build Raiders into a dominant franchise…In 23 seasons over two stints with the Silver and Black, helped Raiders post winning campaigns in all but six years, claiming 10 division titles, playing in eight AFL/AFC Championship Games and three Super Bowls, including victories in Super Bowls XV and XVIII…Part of a scouting process that saw the Raiders draft eight future Hall of Famers, including Gene Upshaw, Fred Biletnikoff, Art Shell, Ray Guy, Dave Casper, Howie Long, Marcus Allen and Tim Brown…First joined Raiders as a scout in 1963…Left team briefly to work in the American Football League office in 1966, but returned just months later when the AFL-NFL merger was announced…Helped build team that won the AFL title and appeared in Super Bowl II in 1967…Became General Manager of the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976, starting a franchise that reached the NFC Championship Game in just its fourth season… Returned to Raiders in 1979 and was part of a team that made five playoff appearances and won two Super Bowl titles in first seven seasons back with franchise…Joined New York Jets as Personnel Director in 1990…Named Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Green Bay Packers late in the 1991 season…In 1995, helped Packers claim first division title in 23 years…Helped lead the Packers to three straight NFC Central titles and back-to-back appearances in the Super Bowl, including a Super Bowl XXXI victory following the 1996 season. Tim Brown WR, Notre Dame, 17 years, Joined Raiders: First Round Draft Choice, 1988 INDUCTED INTO  PRO FOOTBALL HAL OF FAME : AUGUST 8, 2015 Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8, 2015…Played 17 NFL seasons, including first 16 campaigns with the Raiders…Joined Raiders as the sixth player selected in the 1988 NFL Draft after winning the Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame…Finished career as the most decorated receiver in Raiders history, setting franchise records with 1,070 receptions for 14,734 yards and 99 touchdowns…Finished career with most seasons (16) and games played (240) in franchise annals…Also Raiders all-time leader with 3,272 yards and three touchdowns on punt returns and 14,924 total yards from scrimmage…Racked up 19,443 combined net yards as a Raider… Topped 1,000 yards receiving in a season nine straight times from 1993-2001, and posted four of the top five seasons for receiving yardage in franchise history…Career totals include 1,094 catches for 14,934 yards and 100 touchdowns…Reception total ranked third in NFL history and yardage mark was second in league record book at time of his retirement…Punt return yardage total of 3,320 is sixth in league history…Only player in NFL history to record at least 75 receptions in 10 straight seasons (1993-2002)…Posted 11 seasons with 50-or-more receptions and recorded a reception in 179 straight games from 1993-2004…Averaged 87 catches and 1,191 yards per season from 1993-2002…Also posted more yards after the catch than any other NFL receiver from 1992-2004 with 4,475…Set an NFL record for wide receivers with 176 straight starts…Selected to play in nine Pro Bowls, including five straight from 1994-98…Named All-Pro twice (1988 and 1997)…Earned All-AFC honors eight times…Garnered first-team All-Pro recognition in 1997 after setting franchise single-season records with 104 catches for 1,408 yards…Broke Gayle Sayers’ NFL record for total yardage by a rookie in 1988, racking up 2,317 all-purpose yards (725 rec., 50 rush., 1,098 KR, 444 PR)…Six-time recipient of the Raiders’ Commitment to Excellence Award…Led Raiders to three-straight AFC West titles from 2000-02…Started at wide receiver for Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII…Finished his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, playing in 15 games in 2004.


2015 Oakland Raiders GameDay B
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