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1971 Oakland Raiders

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8-4-2, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.7, Offense: 4.8, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 344 points (24.6/g), 2nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 278 points (19.9/g), 14th.
 Differential of 66 points (4.7/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-5.3.

Coach: John Madden (8-4-2)

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 30 8 13 118 for 242, 1,717 yards, 16 td, 16 int, & 4 rushes for 16 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
RB Pete Banaszak 27 5 14 137 rushes for 563 yards, 8 td, & 13 catches for 128 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 5th / 59th pick / 1966
FB Marv Hubbard* 25 2 11 181 rushes for 867 yards, 5 td, & 22 catches for 167 yards and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 11th / 277th pick / 1968
WR Fred Biletnikoff* 28 6 14 61 catches for 929 yards, 9 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
WR Rod Sherman 27 4 6 12 catches for 187 yards, 1 td Baltimore Colts / 4th / 54th pick / 1966
TE Raymond Chester* 23 1 14 28 catches for 442 yards, 7 td, & 3 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1970
LT Art Shell 25 3 14 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
LG Gene Upshaw 26 4 14 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
C Jim Otto* 33 11 14
RG George Buehler 24 2 14 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1969
RT Bob Brown* 30 7 10 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
 Defensive Starters
LDE Horace Jones 22 Rook 11 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 305th pick / 1971
LDT Art Thoms 25 2 11 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 22nd pick / 1969
RDT Carleton Oats 29 6 8 Oakland Raiders / 21st / 167th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 215th pick / 1964
RDE Ben Davidson 31 10 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 46th pick / 1961
LLB Phil Villapiano 22 Rook 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
MLB Dan Conners 30 7 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 15th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 5th / 70th pick / 1964
RLB Gus Otto 28 6 8 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 27th pick / 1965
LCB Nemiah Wilson 28 6 13 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Willie Brown*+ 31 8 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS George Atkinson 24 3 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
FS Jack Tatum 23 Rook 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 44 22 0 15 of 22 field goals & 41 of 42 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Jerry DePoyster 25 3 0 51 punts for a 39.5 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 1968
PR George Atkinson 24 3 14 20 punt returns for a 8.0 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
KR Clarence Davis 22 Rook 0 27 kick returns for a 27.2 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 97th pick / 1971

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
43 George Atkinson 24 PR 14 14 180 6-0 Morris Brown 1/4/1947 3 6 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
40 Pete Banaszak 27 RB 14 14 210 5-11 Miami (FL) 5/21/1944 5 8 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 59th pick / 1966
50 Duane Benson 26 rlb 14 6 215 6-2 Hamline 8/5/1945 4 2 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 280th pick / 1967
25 Fred Biletnikoff* 28 WR 14 14 190 6-1 Florida St. 2/23/1943 6 15 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
16 George Blanda 44 K 14 0 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 22 6 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
76 Bob Brown* 30 RT 10 10 280 6-4 Nebraska 12/8/1941 7 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
24 Willie Brown*+ 31 RCB 14 14 195 6-1 Grambling St. 12/2/1940 8 12
64 George Buehler 24 RG 14 14 260 6-2 Stanford 8/10/1947 2 8 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1969
89 Drew Buie 24 wr 14 5 185 6-0 Catawba 7/12/1947 2 2 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 234th pick / 1969
87 Raymond Chester* 23 TE 14 14 232 6-3 Morgan St. 6/28/1948 1 7 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1970
84 Tony Cline 23 lde 13 6 244 6-3 Miami (FL) 7/25/1948 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 102nd pick / 1970
55 Dan Conners 30 MLB 14 14 230 6-2 Miami (FL) 2/6/1941 7 6 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 15th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 5th / 70th pick / 1964
83 Ben Davidson 31 RDE 14 14 275 6-8 Washington 6/14/1940 10 5 New York Giants / 4th / 46th pick / 1961
28 Clarence Davis 22 KR 14 0 195 5-10 USC 6/28/1949 Rook 5 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 97th pick / 1971
4 Jerry DePoyster 25 P 12 0 200 6-1 Wyoming 7/6/1946 3 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 1968
10 Eldridge Dickey 26 wr 7 2 198 6-2 Tennessee St. 12/24/1945 3 1 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 25th pick / 1968
11 Mike Eischeid 31 2 0 190 6-0 Upper Iowa 9/29/1940 5 0
27 Glenn Ellison 24 1 0 215 6-1 Arkansas 3/9/1947 Rook 0
46 Bill Enyart 24 1 0 235 6-4 Oregon St. 4/28/1947 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 27th pick / 1969
73 Thomas Gipson 23 4 0 280 6-7 North Texas 7/28/1948 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 14th / 357th pick / 1971
70 Jim Harvey 28 12 0 255 6-5 Mississippi 8/20/1943 5 4 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 59th pick / 1965
32 Don Highsmith 23 rb 14 3 210 6-0 Michigan St. 3/12/1948 1 5 Oakland Raiders / 13th / 336th pick / 1970
44 Marv Hubbard* 25 FB 14 11 225 6-1 Colgate 5/7/1946 2 12 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 277th pick / 1968
86 Gerald Irons 24 7 0 230 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 5/2/1947 1 2 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1970
82 Horace Jones 22 LDE 14 11 255 6-3 Louisville 7/31/1949 Rook 5 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 305th pick / 1971
74 Tom Keating 29 7 6 247 6-2 Michigan 9/2/1942 7 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 34th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 53rd pick / 1964
56 Warren Koegel 22 1 0 253 6-3 Penn St. 11/1/1949 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1971
3 Daryle Lamonica 30 QB 14 13 215 6-3 Notre Dame 7/17/1941 8 10 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
42 Tommy Maxwell 24 13 0 195 6-2 Texas A&M 5/5/1947 2 3 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 51st pick / 1969
54 Terry Mendenhall 22 14 0 210 6-1 San Diego St. 4/16/1949 Rook 3
77 Ron Mix 33 t 12 4 250 6-4 USC 3/10/1938 11 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
88 Bob Moore 22 te 14 1 220 6-3 Stanford 2/12/1949 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 123rd pick / 1971
85 Carleton Oats 29 RDT 12 8 260 6-3 Florida A&M 4/24/1942 6 3 Oakland Raiders / 21st / 167th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 215th pick / 1964
34 Gus Otto 28 RLB 8 8 220 6-1 Missouri 12/8/1943 6 3 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 27th pick / 1965
00 Jim Otto* 33 C 14 14 255 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/5/1938 11 10
67 Harold Rice 26 12 0 235 6-2 Tennessee St. 6/23/1945 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 284th pick / 1969
65 Paul Seiler 26 8 0 258 6-4 Notre Dame 11/1/1945 4 4 New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1967
78 Art Shell 25 LT 14 14 265 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 11/26/1946 3 8 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
13 Rod Sherman 27 WR 12 6 190 6-0 UCLA,USC 12/25/1944 4 3 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 54th pick / 1966
58 Greg Slough 23 13 0 230 6-3 USC 2/26/1948 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 149th pick / 1971
23 Charlie Smith 25 8 0 205 6-0 Utah 1/18/1946 3 1 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1968
12 Ken Stabler 26 qb 14 1 215 6-3 Alabama 12/25/1945 1 2 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
31 Jack Tatum 23 FS 14 14 200 5-10 Ohio St. 11/18/1948 Rook 6 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
80 Art Thoms 25 LDT 14 11 260 6-5 Syracuse 10/20/1946 2 5 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 22nd pick / 1969
63 Gene Upshaw 26 LG 14 14 255 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/15/1945 4 8 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
41 Phil Villapiano 22 LLB 14 14 225 6-2 Bowling Green 2/26/1949 Rook 6 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
20 Jimmy Warren 32 db 14 1 175 5-11 Illinois 7/20/1939 7 2
49 Carl Weathers 23 1 0 220 6-2 San Diego St. 1/14/1948 1 2
48 Nemiah Wilson 28 LCB 13 13 165 6-0 Grambling St. 4/6/1943 6 6
Team Total 26.3 14 224.9 6-2.1 3.8