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The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time

Updated May 8, 2020 58.9k votes 5.4k voters 133.7k views173 items

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This is a list of the best Oakland Raiders of all time. The Silver and Black. Just Win, Baby. These are just a few of the phrases associated with what was once the most intimidating team in all off football: the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders. When Al Davis took over the team in 1962, a new style of football was formed. The greatest Raiders players blended speed and power, a new dimension to player evaluation introduced by Davis. The best Hall of Fame-level Raiders ever attribute their success to the culture of the team and to Davis's leadership. The rowdy Raiders have been to Super Bowls in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 2000s, the only team in NFL history to do so. Some of the best players in Raiders history were on these teams. Famous Oakland Raiders like Ken Stabler, Cliff Branch, and Fred Biletnikoff are some of the best Raiders skill players while Gene Upshaw, Art Shell, and Jim Otto were powerful linemen whose grit allowed for these superstars to flourish. 

The later Raiders team were flashy with superstars like past players Jim Plunkett, Howie Long, and Marcus Allen, who is one of the best running backs of all time,  were parts of the later Super Bowl winning teams. Even though the team made a 12 year detour to Los Angeles, many of the team's best, most iconic players were in Oakland.

This is the list of the best Oakland Raiders. If you notice someone who is missing from this list of all time Raiders, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Raiders ever according to who you think should be considered the best in franchise history.

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  • 1
    Ted Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Ted Hendricks

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceGuatemala City, Guatemala

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    #28 of 64 The Best Miami Football Players of All Time#16 of 154 The Greatest Linebackers of All Time

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    Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Cliff Branch

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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    Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Fred Biletnikoff

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceErie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    #8 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#7 of 81 The Best Florida State Football Players of All Time

  • 4
    Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Bo Jackson

    Running back

    BirthplaceBessemer, Alabama, United States of America

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    #34 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#229 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • 5
    Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Willie Brown

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceYazoo City, Mississippi

  • 6
    Lester Hayes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Lester Hayes

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

  • 7
    Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Dave Casper

    Tight end, Wide receiver

    BirthplaceBemidji, Minnesota

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    #24 of 35 Undeserving Members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame#11 of 57 The Best College Football Tight Ends of All Time

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    Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Charles Woodson

    Cornerback, Return specialist

    BirthplaceSebring, Ohio, United States of America

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    Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Tim Brown

    Wide reciever

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

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    #24 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#115 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 10
    Jim Otto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Jim Otto

    Linebacker, Center

    BirthplaceWausau, Wisconsin

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    Gene Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    BirthplaceRobstown, Texas, USA

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    #14 of 69 The Best NFL Players From Texas#5 of 50 The Best Oakland Raiders First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

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    Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Ray Guy

    Punter

    BirthplaceSwainsboro, Georgia

  • 13
    Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Jim Plunkett

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

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    #34 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#18 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • 14
    Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Jack Tatum

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceCherryville, North Carolina

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    Howie Long is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Howie Long

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceCharlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    #77 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes#6 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time

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    Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Art Shell

    Tackle

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

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    #38 of 42 The Worst NFL Coaches of All Time#53 of 63 The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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    Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Ken Stabler

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceFoley, Alabama

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    #23 of 119 The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time#14 of 91 The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time

  • 18
    Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Marcus Allen

    Running back

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA

  • 19
    George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    George Blanda

    Quarterback, Placekicker

    BirthplaceYoungwood, Pennsylvania

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    Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Todd Christensen

    Fullback, Tight end

    BirthplaceBellefonte, Pennsylvania

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    #50 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#23 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time

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    Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    BirthplaceBrockton, Massachusetts

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    #14 of 26 The Worst NFL Team Owners of All Time#34 of 48 The Worst Team Owners of All Time

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    Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Mike Haynes

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceDenison, Texas

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    #234 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#34 of 246 The Best New England Patriots Of All Time

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    Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Sebastian Janikowski

    Placekicker

    BirthplaceWałbrzych, Poland

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    Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Lyle Alzado

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

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    Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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    Daryle Lamonica

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceFresno, California

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