Like Maxx Croby after him, Greg Townsend was an overlooked college prospect who flourished as soon as he reached the NFL.
Bo Jackson was among the greatest athletes of all time, but his Raiders career sadly left many wonder what ight have been for a star in both baseball and football.
Versatile Billy Cannon was a legend at LSU, All-Pro with the Raiders and a prison dentist after his playing days.
The star cornerback may have been the difference-maker for the Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII against what at the time was the highest-scoring team in NFL history.
It didn’t happen often, but a Bengals defensive back named Rod Jones once was able to catch the Raiders’ Bo Jackson from behind — after he already had run 88 yards.
A 1984 game between the Raiders and Bears was so vicious that it ended the career of quarterback David Humm of Las Vegas.
Raiders linebacker great Rod Martin had three interceptions in Super Bowl XV against the Philadelphia Eagles, a record that will be difficult to surpass.
In addition to being “Mr. Irrelevant,” wide receiver Ryan Hoag was a contestant on ABC’s “The Bachlorette” during which he admitted to being a virgin.
The former All-American at Penn State was named to eight Pro Bowls and missed just two games in 13 seasons while earning an all-decade team nod in the 1990s.
Tim Brown didn’t get off to the fastest start, but when it was all said and done, the Raiders wide receiver earned a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Three big hits helped define the legacy of the former first-round pick and “Soul Patrol” member, who spent nine of his 10 NFL seasons in Oakland.
During a five-game stretch in 1970, 43-year-old George Blanda led the Raiders to four wins and a tie, with all but one coming in dramatic fashion.
Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen cemented his status as a legendary Raider with one play in Super Bowl XVIII.