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2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 8

Raiders in the Hall of Fame Eric Dickerson RB, SOUTHERN METHODIST, 11 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: TRADE, INDIANAPOLIS, 1992 INDUCTED INTO  PRO FOOT BAL HALL OF FAME : AUGUST 7, 1999 Played 11 National Football League seasons and made six Pro Bowl appearances in pro career...Began NFL career as first-round pick, second selection overall, by Los Angeles Rams in 1983...Also played for Indianapolis Colts (1987-91); Raiders (1992) and Atlanta Falcons (1993)...Led Raiders in rushing in 1992 with 729 yards...Played 11 seasons, 146 games... All-America, one of the best college runners in NCAA history... Rushed for 4,450 yards in four seasons at SMU...Holds NFL rookie-season records for most rushing attempts—390; most yards rushing—1,808; most touchdowns rushing—18...Set NFL records for rushing yards—2,105; 100-yard rushing performances— 12; and combined yards from scrimmage—2,244 in 1984...Retired with the second-highest career rushing yardage total in NFL history—13,259... Gained a playoff record 248 yards rushing in 1985 NFC Divisional Playoff Game...In 1987, traded from Rams to Colts in blockbuster deal that also involved the Bills...Recorded a then-record seven consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards rushing... Named NFL Player of the Year, 1984; NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 1986... All-Pro 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1988...All-NFC 1983, 1984 and 1986... All-AFC 1987 and 1988...Born in Sealy, Texas...Was a sportscaster for ABC on Monday Night Football. Howie Long DE-DT, VILLANOVA, 13 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: 2ND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE, 1981 INDUCTED INTO  PRO FOOT BAL HALL OF FAME : JULY 29, 2000 Played 13 National Football League seasons, all with the Raiders and made eight Pro Bowl appearances in pro career...Moved into starting role with the Raiders beginning in the fifth game of the strikeshortened 1982 season...Just the second Raider defensive lineman to make a Pro Bowl...First- or secondteam All-Pro choice in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1989, was also named All-AFC four times...In 1985, posted 10 sacks, with at least one in eight games and was selected as Raider Lineman’s Club Defensive Lineman of the Year by his teammates...Although he missed much of the 1988 season due to injury, he still managed to record three sacks and intercept the first pass of his career, which he returned 73 yards in a game against Houston...Member of the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 1980s, recorded 84 career sacks, not including 7.5 sacks in 1981 before the sack was an official NFL stat...Raiders second-round pick in 1981 NFL Draft and the 48th player selected overall... Four-year letterman at Villanova and MVP in the 1980 Blue-Gray Game...Has served as studio host for NFL pregame show on FOX. Ronnie Lott DB, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 14 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: FREE AGENT, 1991 INDUCTED INTO  PRO FOOT BAL HALL OF FAME : JULY 29, 2000 Played 14 National Football League seasons— including two with the Raiders—and made 10 Pro Bowl appearances in pro career at three positions: cornerback, free safety and strong safety...Named All-Pro eight times, All-NFC six times, and All-AFC once, selected to play in 10 Pro Bowls and was named to the NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team...In his first NFL season, led a young secondary that helped the 49ers to win Super Bowl XVI...Became the second rookie in NFL history to return three interceptions for touchdowns and finished second to Lawrence Taylor for Rookie of the Year honors...Used at both left and right cornerback positions and as a free and strong safety during his 14-year career...In 1986, played 14 games at the free safety position before an injury forced him to miss the final two games of the season...Still led the league with a career most 10 interceptions, recorded 77 tackles, three forced fumbles and two sacks...During his career with the 49ers (1981-90), Los Angeles Raiders (1991-92) and the New York Jets (1993-94), recorded 63 career interceptions and twice led the league...Surpassed the 1,000-career tackle mark in 1993 and had five seasons of at least 100 tackles...In his 10 seasons with the 49ers, San Francisco won eight NFC Western Division titles and four Super Bowls...In 20 playoff contests (all starts), he recorded nine interceptions, 89 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two touchdowns... San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick and the eighth player chosen overall in the 1981 NFL Draft following All-American college career at Southern California. Gameday MAGAZINE 55


2016 Oakland Raiders Gameday 8
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