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1972 Oakland Raiders

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10-3-1, AFC West Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.0, Offense: 5.0, Defense: 3.0, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 365 points (26.1/g), 3rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 248 points (17.7/g), 8th.
 Differential of 117 points (8.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.0-4.0.

Coach: John Madden (10-3-1)

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* 31 9 13 149 for 281, 1,998 yards, 18 td, 12 int, & 10 rushes for 33 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
RB Charlie Smith 26 4 13 170 rushes for 686 yards, 8 td, & 28 catches for 353 yards and 2 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1968
FB Marv Hubbard* 26 3 14 219 rushes for 1,100 yards, 4 td, & 22 catches for 103 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 11th / 277th pick / 1968
WR Fred Biletnikoff+ 29 7 14 58 catches for 802 yards, 7 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
WR Mike Siani 22 Rook 13 28 catches for 496 yards, 5 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1972
TE Raymond Chester* 24 2 11 34 catches for 576 yards, 8 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1970
LT Art Shell* 26 4 14 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
LG Gene Upshaw* 27 5 14 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
C Jim Otto* 34 12 14
RG George Buehler 25 3 14 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1969
RT Bob Brown 31 8 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tony Cline 24 2 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 4th / 102nd pick / 1970
LDT Otis Sistrunk 26 Rook 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Art Thoms 26 3 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 22nd pick / 1969
RDE Horace Jones 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 12th / 305th pick / 1971
LLB Phil Villapiano 23 1 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
MLB Dan Conners 31 8 9 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 15th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 5th / 70th pick / 1964
RLB Gerald Irons 25 2 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1970
LCB Nemiah Wilson 29 7 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Willie Brown* 32 9 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
SS George Atkinson 25 4 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
FS Jack Tatum 24 1 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 45 23 0 17 of 26 field goals & 44 of 44 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Jerry DePoyster 26 4 0 55 punts for a 36.9 average, 3 blocked Detroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 1968
PR Cliff Branch 24 Rook 1 12 punt returns for a 1.8 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
KR Clarence Davis 23 1 0 18 kick returns for a 25.8 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 25 SS 14 14 180 6-0 Morris Brown 1/4/1947 4 7 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
40 Pete Banaszak 28 14 0 210 5-11 Miami (FL) 5/21/1944 6 2 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 59th pick / 1966
25 Fred Biletnikoff+ 29 WR 14 14 190 6-1 Florida St. 2/23/1943 7 12 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
16 George Blanda 45 K 14 0 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 23 5 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
21 Cliff Branch 24 PR 14 1 170 5-11 Colorado 8/1/1948 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
76 Bob Brown 31 RT 14 14 280 6-4 Nebraska 12/8/1941 8 11 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
24 Willie Brown* 32 RCB 14 14 195 6-1 Grambling St. 12/2/1940 9 13
64 George Buehler 25 RG 14 14 260 6-2 Stanford 8/10/1947 3 7 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1969
51 Joe Carroll 22 13 0 220 6-1 Pittsburgh 5/29/1950 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 277th pick / 1972
87 Raymond Chester* 24 TE 13 11 232 6-3 Morgan St. 6/28/1948 2 9 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1970
84 Tony Cline 24 LDE 14 14 244 6-3 Miami (FL) 7/25/1948 2 8 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 102nd pick / 1970
55 Dan Conners 31 MLB 14 9 230 6-2 Miami (FL) 2/6/1941 8 6 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 15th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 5th / 70th pick / 1964
50 Dave Dalby 22 14 0 247 6-3 UCLA 10/19/1950 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 100th pick / 1972
28 Clarence Davis 23 KR 11 0 195 5-10 USC 6/28/1949 1 5 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 97th pick / 1971
4 Jerry DePoyster 26 P 14 0 200 6-1 Wyoming 7/6/1946 4 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 37th pick / 1968
32 Don Highsmith 24 rb 8 1 210 6-0 Michigan St. 3/12/1948 2 1 Oakland Raiders / 13th / 336th pick / 1970
44 Marv Hubbard* 26 FB 14 14 225 6-1 Colgate 5/7/1946 3 13 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 277th pick / 1968
86 Gerald Irons 25 RLB 14 14 230 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 5/2/1947 2 8 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1970
82 Horace Jones 23 RDE 14 14 255 6-3 Louisville 7/31/1949 1 7 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 305th pick / 1971
74 Tom Keating 30 8 0 247 6-2 Michigan 9/2/1942 8 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 34th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 53rd pick / 1964
3 Daryle Lamonica* 31 QB 14 13 215 6-3 Notre Dame 7/17/1941 9 11 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
42 Tommy Maxwell 25 7 0 195 6-2 Texas A&M 5/5/1947 3 3 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 51st pick / 1969
54 Terry Mendenhall 23 3 0 210 6-1 San Diego St. 4/16/1949 1 3
88 Bob Moore 23 te 14 3 220 6-3 Stanford 2/12/1949 1 1 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 123rd pick / 1971
85 Carleton Oats 30 14 0 260 6-3 Florida A&M 4/24/1942 7 4 Oakland Raiders / 21st / 167th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 215th pick / 1964
34 Gus Otto 29 rlb 11 5 220 6-1 Missouri 12/8/1943 7 3 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 27th pick / 1965
00 Jim Otto* 34 C 14 14 255 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/5/1938 12 11
47 Jeff Queen 26 14 0 217 6-1 Morgan St. 8/15/1946 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 317th pick / 1968
65 Paul Seiler 27 14 0 258 6-4 Notre Dame 11/1/1945 5 4 New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1967
78 Art Shell* 26 LT 14 14 265 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 11/26/1946 4 9 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
49 Mike Siani 22 WR 14 13 195 6-2 Villanova 5/27/1950 Rook 7 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1972
60 Otis Sistrunk 26 LDT 14 14 265 6-4 none 9/18/1946 Rook 8
45 Greg Slough 24 9 0 230 6-3 USC 2/26/1948 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 149th pick / 1971
23 Charlie Smith 26 RB 14 13 205 6-0 Utah 1/18/1946 4 12 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1968
12 Ken Stabler 27 qb 14 1 215 6-3 Alabama 12/25/1945 2 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
31 Jack Tatum 24 FS 14 14 200 5-10 Ohio St. 11/18/1948 1 8 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
26 Skip Thomas 22 14 0 205 6-1 USC 2/7/1950 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1972
80 Art Thoms 26 RDT 14 14 260 6-5 Syracuse 10/20/1946 3 8 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 22nd pick / 1969
63 Gene Upshaw* 27 LG 14 14 255 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/15/1945 5 11 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
75 John Vella 22 14 0 258 6-4 USC 4/21/1950 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1972
41 Phil Villapiano 23 LLB 14 14 225 6-2 Bowling Green 2/26/1949 1 9 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
20 Jimmy Warren 33 7 0 175 5-11 Illinois 7/20/1939 8 3
48 Nemiah Wilson 29 LCB 14 14 165 6-0 Grambling St. 4/6/1943 7 7
Team Total 26.6 14 223.3 6-1.8 4.1