Raiders in the Hall of Fame 62 Gameday MAGAZINE Ron Wolf Raiders Personnel Executive/Contributor, 1963-74, 1979-89; NFL veteran, 1963-2001 INDUCTED INTO PRO FOOT BAL 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 FOOT BAL HALL 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. Ken Stabler QB, Alabama, 15 years, Joined Raiders: Second Round Draft Choice, 1968 INDUCTED INTO PRO FOOT BAL HALL OF FAME : AUGUST 6, 2016 Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6, 2016…Played 15 NFL seasons, including first 10 campaigns with the Raiders…Joined Raiders as a second round draft pick (52nd overall) out of Alabama in 1968…Spent first two seasons on the Raiders’ inactive/reserve squad before first seeing game action in 1970...In 10 seasons in Oakland, was named All-Pro twice, All-AFC three times and was selected to play in four Pro Bowls…Remains the franchise’s career leader in passing attempts (2,481), yards (19,078) and touchdowns (150)…Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1970s… Career totals include 184 games played with 146 starts, 2,270 completions on 3,793 attempts, 27,938 passing yards and 194 touchdowns…With the Raiders, racked up 19,078 passing yards on 1,486 completions with 150 touchdowns… Became starting quarterback in 1973 and led Raiders to the first of five straight AFC Championship Game appearances… Also led Raiders to seven straight winning seasons and a 69-26-1 regular season record as a starter…Three-time recipient of the Gorman Award (1973, 1974 and 1976), a precursor to the Commitment to Excellence Award…Named Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player in 1974 after passing for 2,469 yards and an NFL-best 26 touchdowns…Also tabbed for first-team All-Pro honors…Led the league in passing in 1976, piloting the Raiders to the team’s first-ever Super Bowl title…Completed 194 passes for 2,737 yards and a league-high 27 touchdowns, setting a franchise record with a 103.4 passer rating…Also led the NFL with a 66.7 completion percentage…Was 12-for-19 passing for 180 yards as the Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, in Super Bowl XI…Garnered Pro Bowl honors in back to back seasons twice (1973 and 1974, 1976 and 1977)…Played in 13 career playoff games with 12 starts…Started 11 playoff games with the Silver and Black, posting a 7-4 record as a starter…Totaled 2,398 passing yards with 19 touchdowns in playoff contests and set an NFL record by recording a touchdown pass in 10 consecutive postseason games…Traded to Houston in 1980 and spent the final five seasons of his career with the Oilers (1980-81) and the New Orleans Saints (1982-84)…Served as a color commentator on CBS NFL broadcasts.
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