Hall of Fame
OT, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 11 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: TRADE, 1971
Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame: July 28, 1979
Played 11 pro seasons, 10 with the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers and one with the Oakland Raiders…
Became the first player to have worn a Raider uniform inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame…
Was the second player from the American Football League (AFL) to be enshrined in Canton, following
former teammate Lance Alworth…Elected to the AFL All-Star team in nine straight seasons…A ninetime
All-AFL selection…Named to the all-time AFL first team, and is one of only 20 individuals who
played the entire 10 years of the AFL…Played in 142 career games…Flagged for just two holding
penalties in an 11-year career…Played in five of the first six AFL Championship games, helping lead
Chargers to 1963 title…Retired after the 1969 season, but returned to football in 1971 following
a trade to the Raiders…Played in 12 games with four starts for the Silver and Black…Earned All-
American honors in 1959 as a collegiate lineman at USC…Selected by the Baltimore Colts as the 10th
overall pick in the 1960 NFL Draft…Also chosen in the first round of the 1960 AFL Draft by the Boston
Patriots…Named to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.
C, MIAMI (FLA.), 15 YEARS, JOINED RAIDERS: AFL DRAFT, 1959
INDUCTED INTO PRO FOOTBAL HAL 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.
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