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1968 Oakland Raiders

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in AFL West Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.3, Offense: 10.0, Defense: 4.3, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 453 points (32.4/g), 1st of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 233 points (16.6/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 220 points (15.7/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.6-2.4.

Coach: John Rauch (12-2-0)

Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
 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 Daryle Lamonica 27 5 13 206 for 416, 3,245 yards, 25 td, 15 int, & 19 rushes for 98 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
HB Pete Banaszak 24 2 11 91 rushes for 362 yards, 4 td, & 15 catches for 182 yards and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 5th / 59th pick / 1966
FB Hewritt Dixon*+ 28 5 13 206 rushes for 865 yards, 2 td, & 38 catches for 360 yards and 2 td Denver Broncos / 8th / 60th pick / 1963
Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 151st pick / 1963
FL Fred Biletnikoff 25 3 14 61 catches for 1,037 yards, 6 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
SE Warren Wells* 26 4 12 53 catches for 1,137 yards, 11 td, & 2 rushes for 38 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 12th / 160th pick / 1964
TE Billy Cannon 31 8 13 23 catches for 360 yards, 6 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1960
LT Bob Svihus 25 3 14 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 19th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 53rd pick / 1965
LG Gene Upshaw*+ 23 1 14 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
C Jim Otto*+ 30 8 14 1 fumble recovered
RG Jim Harvey 25 2 11 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 59th pick / 1965
RT Harry Schuh 26 3 14 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ike Lassiter 28 6 14 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 115th pick / 1962
LDT Dan Birdwell*+ 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 6th / 41st pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1962
RDT Carleton Oats 26 3 14 Oakland Raiders / 21st / 167th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 215th pick / 1964
RDE Ben Davidson* 28 7 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 46th pick / 1961
LLB Chip Oliver 24 Rook 10 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 298th pick / 1968
MLB Dan Conners* 27 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 15th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 5th / 70th pick / 1964
RLB Gus Otto 25 3 12 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 27th pick / 1965
LCB Kent McCloughan 28 3 8 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 34th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 11th / 82nd pick / 1965
RCB Willie Brown*+ 28 5 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Rodger Bird 25 2 8 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 63rd pick / 1966
RS Dave Grayson+ 29 7 14 10 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 41 19 1 21 of 34 field goals & 54 of 54 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Mike Eischeid 28 2 0 64 punts for a 43.6 average, 0 blocked
PR George Atkinson* 21 Rook 6 36 punt returns for a 13.6 average and 2 td Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
KR George Atkinson* 21 Rook 6 32 kick returns for a 25.1 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
43 George Atkinson* 21 KR 14 6 180 6-0 Morris Brown 1/4/1947 Rook 9 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
40 Pete Banaszak 24 HB 13 11 210 5-11 Miami (FL) 5/21/1944 2 5 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 59th pick / 1966
50 Duane Benson 23 llb 12 6 215 6-2 Hamline 8/5/1945 1 4 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 280th pick / 1967
25 Fred Biletnikoff 25 FL 14 14 190 6-1 Florida St. 2/23/1943 3 11 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
21 Rodger Bird 25 LS 10 8 200 6-0 Kentucky 7/2/1943 2 5 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 63rd pick / 1966
53 Dan Birdwell*+ 28 LDT 14 14 250 6-4 Houston 10/14/1940 6 13 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 41st pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1962
16 George Blanda 41 K 14 1 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 19 7 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
24 Willie Brown*+ 28 RCB 14 14 195 6-1 Grambling St. 12/2/1940 5 14
48 Bill Budness 25 14 0 218 6-2 Boston Univ. 1/30/1943 4 4 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 31st pick / 1964
33 Billy Cannon 31 TE 14 13 207 6-1 LSU 8/2/1937 8 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1960
55 Dan Conners* 27 MLB 14 14 230 6-2 Miami (FL) 2/6/1941 4 11 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 15th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 5th / 70th pick / 1964
83 Ben Davidson* 28 RDE 14 14 275 6-8 Washington 6/14/1940 7 9 New York Giants / 4th / 46th pick / 1961
19 Cotton Davidson 37 1 0 182 6-1 Baylor 11/30/1931 14 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
10 Eldridge Dickey 23 11 0 198 6-2 Tennessee St. 12/24/1945 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 25th pick / 1968
35 Hewritt Dixon*+ 28 FB 14 13 230 6-1 Florida A&M 1/8/1940 5 11 Denver Broncos / 8th / 60th pick / 1963
Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 151st pick / 1963
71 Al Dotson 25 dt 13 1 260 6-4 Grambling St. 2/25/1943 3 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 24th pick / 1965
82 John Eason 23 3 0 220 6-2 Florida A&M 7/30/1945 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 244th pick / 1968
11 Mike Eischeid 28 P 14 0 190 6-0 Upper Iowa 9/29/1940 2 4
86 Bill Fairband 27 2 0 228 6-3 Colorado 6/11/1941 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1967
45 Dave Grayson+ 29 RS 14 14 187 5-10 Oregon 6/6/1939 7 14
30 Roger Hagberg 29 fb 14 1 216 6-2 Minnesota 2/28/1939 3 2 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 128th pick / 1961
70 Jim Harvey 25 RG 14 11 255 6-5 Mississippi 8/20/1943 2 6 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 59th pick / 1965
65 Wayne Hawkins 30 g 10 3 240 6-0 Pacific 6/17/1938 8 2
52 Jerry Hopkins 27 5 0 235 6-2 Texas A&M 1/24/1941 5 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 31st pick / 1963
88 Dave Kocourek 31 te 7 1 240 6-5 Wisconsin 8/20/1937 8 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 223rd pick / 1959
62 Bob Kruse 26 12 0 259 6-2 Colorado St.,Wayne State (NE) 2/10/1942 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 306th pick / 1967
3 Daryle Lamonica 27 QB 13 13 215 6-3 Notre Dame 7/17/1941 5 14 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
77 Ike Lassiter 28 LDE 14 14 270 6-5 St. Augustine's 11/15/1940 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 115th pick / 1962
47 Kent McCloughan 28 LCB 8 8 190 6-1 Nebraska 2/12/1940 3 3 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 34th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 11th / 82nd pick / 1965
89 Bill Miller 28 se 9 2 195 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/17/1940 6 2 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 11th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 30th pick / 1962
85 Carleton Oats 26 RDT 14 14 260 6-3 Florida A&M 4/24/1942 3 7 Oakland Raiders / 21st / 167th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 215th pick / 1964
61 Dave Ogas 22 6 0 225 6-1 San Diego St. 7/23/1946 Rook 3
56 Chip Oliver 24 LLB 14 10 220 6-2 USC 4/24/1944 Rook 5 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 298th pick / 1968
34 Gus Otto 25 RLB 13 12 220 6-1 Missouri 12/8/1943 3 6 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 27th pick / 1965
00 Jim Otto*+ 30 C 14 14 255 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/5/1938 8 13
20 Warren Powers 27 db 8 4 185 6-0 Nebraska 2/19/1941 5 2
37 Preston Ridlehuber 25 10 0 217 6-2 Georgia 11/2/1943 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 166th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 19th / 168th pick / 1966
41 John Roderick 24 11 0 180 6-0 SMU 8/21/1944 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 62nd pick / 1966
80 Karl Rubke 33 4 0 240 6-4 USC 12/6/1935 11 3 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 56th pick / 1957
79 Harry Schuh 26 RT 14 14 260 6-3 Memphis 9/25/1942 3 11 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
78 Art Shell 22 14 0 265 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 11/26/1946 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
23 Charlie Smith 22 rb 14 3 205 6-0 Utah 1/18/1946 Rook 7 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1968
76 Bob Svihus 25 LT 14 14 245 6-4 USC 6/21/1943 3 7 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 19th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 53rd pick / 1965
22 Larry Todd 26 3 0 185 6-1 Arizona St. 10/7/1942 3 1 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 44th pick / 1965
63 Gene Upshaw*+ 23 LG 14 14 255 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/15/1945 1 13 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
81 Warren Wells* 26 SE 14 12 190 6-1 Texas Southern 11/14/1942 4 12 Detroit Lions / 12th / 160th pick / 1964
29 Howie Williams 32 db 13 2 190 6-1 Howard 12/4/1936 6 2
26 Nemiah Wilson 25 1 0 165 6-0 Grambling St. 4/6/1943 3 2
Team Total 26.8 14 220.2 6-2.0 4.1