Raiders in the Hall of Fame 52 Gameday MAGAZINE JIM OTTO C, MIAMI (FLA.), 15 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: AFL DRAFT, 1959 INDUCTED INTO PRO FOOT BAL HALL OF FAME : AUGUST 2, 1980 The only All-League center the American Football League ever had (1960-69)...Chosen to Hall of Fame AFL All-Star Team of the Decade...Named the All-American Football Conference center for three more seasons, 1970-72...Started in 210 consecutive league games, most in team history... Including preseason, postseason and all-star games, he played in 308 games as a Raider...Last of the original Raiders...Participated in nine AFL All-Star Games and in the first three AFC-NFC Pro Bowls...During his 15-year career, the Raiders won seven division championships and the AFL Championship in 1967... Twice winner of the Gorman Award (1968 and 1971) as “Player Who Best Exemplifies the Pride and Spirit of the Oakland Raiders”...Selected to AFL-NFL 25-year All-Star Team...Third AFL player inducted into Hall of Fame...Elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility... Rejoined Raiders front office in special projects in 1995. George Blanda QB-K, KENTUCKY, 26 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: TRADE, HOUSTON, 1967 INDUCTED INTO PRO FOOT BAL HALL OF FAME : AUGUST 1, 1981 The first player to celebrate a Silver Anniversary in pro football, ending his NFL career in 1975 with an all-time high 26 seasons...Set an NFL record with 2,002 points...Completed 1,911 passes in career for 26,920 yards and threw for 236 touchdowns...Played in 224 consecutive games, 340 overall... Retired as Raiders all-time scoring leader with 863 points...Led NFL eight times in extra points scored in a season, including 64 in 1961...Missed only 16 of 959 attempts in 26 years...Kicked 335 field goals, including nine of 50 yards or more...Named 1970 Player of the Year for quarterbacking and kicking feats...Winner of 1970 Gorman Award as “Player Who Best Exemplifies the Pride and Spirit of the Oakland Raiders”...Set Raider single-season scoring record with 117 points in 1968...Played in 11 championship games, seven with Raiders...Played on three AFL Championship teams, one with Oakland and two with Houston...Named to AFL-NFL 25-year All-Star Team...Chosen for the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. WILIE BROWN CB, GRAMBLING, 16 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: TRADE, DENVER, 1967 INDUCTED INTO PRO FOOT 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.
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