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1965 Oakland Raiders

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8-5-1, Finished 2nd in AFL West Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.7, Offense: -0.8, Defense: 4.5, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 298 points (21.3/g), 5th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 239 points (17.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 59 points (4.2/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.8-5.2.

Coach: Al Davis (8-5-1)

Stadium: Frank Youell Field
 Training Camp: El Rancho Tropicana (Santa Rosa, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tom Flores 28 5 11 122 for 269, 1,593 yards, 14 td, 11 int, & 11 rushes for 32 yards and 0 td
HB Clem Daniels* 28 5 0 219 rushes for 884 yards, 5 td, & 36 catches for 568 yards and 7 td
FB Alan Miller 28 5 0 73 rushes for 272 yards, 1 td, & 21 catches for 208 yards and 3 td Philadelphia Eagles / 19th / 219th pick / 1959
FL Fred Biletnikoff 22 Rook 7 24 catches for 331 yards, 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
SE Art Powell* 28 6 0 52 catches for 800 yards, 12 td Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 123rd pick / 1959
TE Billy Cannon 28 5 0 7 catches for 127 yards, 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1960
LT Bob Svihus 22 Rook 14 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 19th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 53rd pick / 1965
LG Ken Rice 26 4 0 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 3rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1961
C Jim Otto*+ 27 5 0
RG Wayne Hawkins* 27 5 0
RT Harry Schuh 23 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ike Lassiter 25 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 115th pick / 1962
LDT Rex Mirich 24 1 0 Oakland Raiders / 20th / 153rd pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 212th pick / 1963
RDT Dave Costa 24 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 29th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 7th / 49th pick / 1963
RDE Ben Davidson 25 4 0 New York Giants / 4th / 46th pick / 1961
LLB J.R. Williamson 24 1 14 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 71st pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 8th / 106th pick / 1964
MLB Archie Matsos 31 5 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 16th / 189th pick / 1958
RLB Gus Otto 22 Rook 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 4th / 27th pick / 1965
LCB Kent McCloughan 25 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 34th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 11th / 82nd pick / 1965
RCB Dave Grayson*+ 26 4 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Joe Krakoski 28 4 0 Washington Redskins / 6th / 72nd pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 18th / 140th pick / 1961
RS Howie Williams 29 3 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Mike Mercer 30 4 0 9 of 15 field goals & 35 of 35 extra points Minnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
P Mike Mercer 30 4 0 75 punts for a 41.1 average, 0 blocked Minnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
PR Claude Gibson 26 4 0 31 punt returns for a 11.5 average and 1 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 55th pick / 1961
KR Larry Todd 23 Rook 0 20 kick returns for a 23.1 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 44th pick / 1965

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
39 Pervis Atkins 30 5 0 230 6-1 San Francisco St.,New Mexico St. 11/24/1935 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 30th pick / 1960
14 Fred Biletnikoff 22 FL 14 7 190 6-1 Florida St. 2/23/1943 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
53 Dan Birdwell 25 14 0 250 6-4 Houston 10/14/1940 3 3 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 41st pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1962
48 Bill Budness 22 14 0 218 6-2 Boston Univ. 1/30/1943 1 4 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 31st pick / 1964
33 Billy Cannon 28 TE 10 0 207 6-1 LSU 8/2/1937 5 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1960
60 Dan Conners 24 14 0 230 6-2 Miami (FL) 2/6/1941 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 15th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 5th / 70th pick / 1964
46 Dave Costa 24 RDT 14 0 250 6-2 Utah 10/27/1941 2 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 29th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 7th / 49th pick / 1963
36 Clem Daniels* 28 HB 14 0 220 6-1 Prairie View 7/9/1937 5 14
83 Ben Davidson 25 RDE 14 0 275 6-8 Washington 6/14/1940 4 10 New York Giants / 4th / 46th pick / 1961
19 Cotton Davidson 34 2 0 182 6-1 Baylor 11/30/1931 11 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
73 John Diehl 29 8 0 265 6-7 Virginia 1/27/1936 4 3 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 82nd pick / 1958
15 Tom Flores 28 QB 14 11 202 6-1 Pacific 3/21/1937 5 6
25 Claude Gibson 26 PR 14 0 190 6-1 North Carolina St. 5/26/1939 4 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 55th pick / 1961
45 Dave Grayson*+ 26 RCB 14 0 187 5-10 Oregon 6/6/1939 4 17
30 Roger Hagberg 26 14 0 216 6-2 Minnesota 2/28/1939 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 128th pick / 1961
65 Wayne Hawkins* 27 RG 14 0 240 6-0 Pacific 6/17/1938 5 8
49 Dick Hermann 23 14 0 215 6-2 Florida St. 7/11/1942 Rook 3
86 Ken Herock 24 14 0 230 6-2 West Virginia 7/16/1941 2 2
27 Joe Krakoski 28 LS 12 0 195 6-2 Illinois 12/18/1937 4 6 Washington Redskins / 6th / 72nd pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 18th / 140th pick / 1961
77 Ike Lassiter 25 LDE 14 0 270 6-5 St. Augustine's 11/15/1940 3 6 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 115th pick / 1962
68 Marv Marinovich 26 1 0 250 6-3 USC 8/6/1939 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 156th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 28th / 217th pick / 1962
56 Archie Matsos 31 MLB 12 0 217 6-0 Michigan St. 11/22/1934 5 7 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 189th pick / 1958
47 Kent McCloughan 25 LCB 14 0 190 6-1 Nebraska 2/12/1940 Rook 7 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 34th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 11th / 82nd pick / 1965
10 Mike Mercer 30 K 14 0 220 6-0 Minnesota,Hardin-Simmons,Arizona St. 11/21/1935 4 4 Minnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
37 Alan Miller 28 FB 14 0 219 6-0 Boston Col. 6/19/1937 5 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 19th / 219th pick / 1959
21 Gene Mingo 27 14 0 216 6-2 none 9/22/1938 5 0
87 Rex Mirich 24 LDT 14 0 250 6-4 Northern Arizona 3/11/1941 1 6 Oakland Raiders / 20th / 153rd pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 212th pick / 1963
67 Bob Mischak 33 8 0 237 6-0 Army 10/25/1932 7 2 Cleveland Browns / 23rd / 276th pick / 1954
85 Carleton Oats 23 14 0 260 6-3 Florida A&M 4/24/1942 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 21st / 167th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 215th pick / 1964
34 Gus Otto 22 RLB 14 14 220 6-1 Missouri 12/8/1943 Rook 8 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 27th pick / 1965
00 Jim Otto*+ 27 C 14 0 255 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/5/1938 5 10
84 Art Powell* 28 SE 14 0 211 6-3 San Jose St. 2/25/1937 6 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 123rd pick / 1959
20 Warren Powers 24 12 0 185 6-0 Nebraska 2/19/1941 2 5
75 Ken Rice 26 LG 14 0 240 6-2 Auburn 9/14/1939 4 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 3rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1961
40 Bo Roberson* 30 6 0 195 6-1 Cornell 7/23/1935 4 2
79 Harry Schuh 23 RT 14 0 260 6-3 Memphis 9/25/1942 Rook 5 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
76 Bob Svihus 22 LT 14 14 245 6-4 USC 6/21/1943 Rook 5 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 19th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 53rd pick / 1965
22 Larry Todd 23 KR 14 0 185 6-1 Arizona St. 10/7/1942 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 44th pick / 1965
29 Howie Williams 29 RS 14 14 190 6-1 Howard 12/4/1936 3 7
52 J.R. Williamson 24 LLB 14 14 220 6-2 Louisiana Tech 10/9/1941 1 6 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 71st pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 8th / 106th pick / 1964
18 Dick Wood 29 qb 14 3 205 6-5 Auburn 2/29/1936 3 4 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 144th pick / 1959
78 Frank Youso 29 11 0 257 6-4 Minnesota 7/5/1936 7 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1958
74 Rich Zecher 22 14 0 255 6-2 Utah St. 10/14/1943 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 67th pick / 1965
Team Total 26.3 14 224.3 6-2.0 3.0