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2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 8

Raiders in the Hall of Fame 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 alltime 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. Art Shel T, MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE, 15 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: 3RD ROUND DRAFT CHOICE, 1968 INDUCTED INTO  PRO FOT BAL HALL OF FAME : AUGUST 5, 1989 All-American Football Conference selection six years in a row from 1973-78...All-Pro in 1973, 1974 and 1977...Played in 207 league games, fourth- highest in history of Silver and Black...Selected to play in eight Pro Bowls, second-most of any Raider player, during career which spanned three decades...Played in 23 postseason contests, including eight AFL-AFC Championships and Raider victories in Super Bowls XI and XV... Credited with near-perfect performance in Raiders Super Bowl XI victory versus Minnesota, limiting Vikings highly regarded defensive end Jim Marshall to no tackles, sacks or assists during 32-14 win...Played in first 156 games before missing five games due to preseason injury... Launched another streak of 51 consecutive games...Named to NFL All-Monday Night Team... Originally selected in third round of the 1968 AFL Draft after stellar career as a two-way lineman at Maryland-Eastern Shore...Raiders offensive line coach after retiring as a player in 1982 until 1988, when he became head coach of the Silver and Black...Served as head coach of the Raiders until 1994...Also served as NFL assistant with Kansas City and Atlanta...Was the Senior Vice President for Football Operations and Development for the NFL...Returned as Raiders head coach for the 2006 season…Also served as an NFL assistant coach with Kansas City and Atlanta and was the NFL’s senior vice president for football operations and development. Gameday MAGAZINE 53


2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 8
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