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1973 Oakland Raiders

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9-4-1, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.7, Offense: 0.0, Defense: 6.7, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 292 points (20.9/g), 10th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 175 points (12.5/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 117 points (8.4/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 10.8-3.2.

Coach: John Madden (9-4-1)

Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
 Training Camp: El Rancho Tropicana (Santa Rosa, California)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ken Stabler* 28 3 11 163 for 260, 1,997 yards, 14 td, 10 int, & 21 rushes for 101 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
RB Charlie Smith 27 5 14 173 rushes for 682 yards, 4 td, & 28 catches for 260 yards and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1968
FB Marv Hubbard* 27 4 14 193 rushes for 903 yards, 6 td, & 15 catches for 116 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 11th / 277th pick / 1968
WR Fred Biletnikoff* 30 8 14 48 catches for 660 yards, 4 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
WR Mike Siani 23 1 14 45 catches for 742 yards, 3 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1972
TE Bob Moore 24 2 14 34 catches for 375 yards, 4 td Oakland Raiders / 5th / 123rd pick / 1971
LT Art Shell* 27 5 14 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
LG Gene Upshaw* 28 6 14 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
C Jim Otto 35 13 14 1 fumble recovered
RG George Buehler 26 4 14 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1969
RT Bob Brown 32 9 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bubba Smith 28 6 12 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1967
LDT Otis Sistrunk 27 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Art Thoms 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 22nd pick / 1969
RDE Tony Cline 25 3 12 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 102nd pick / 1970
LLB Phil Villapiano* 24 2 14 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
MLB Dan Conners 32 9 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 15th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 5th / 70th pick / 1964
RLB Gerald Irons 26 3 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1970
LCB Nemiah Wilson 30 8 12 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Willie Brown*+ 33 10 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS George Atkinson 26 5 13 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
FS Jack Tatum* 25 2 13 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 46 24 0 23 of 33 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Ray Guy* 24 Rook 0 69 punts for a 45.3 average, 0 blocked Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1973
PR George Atkinson 26 5 13 41 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
KR Clarence Davis 24 2 0 19 kick returns for a 26.5 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 97th pick / 1971

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
43 George Atkinson 26 PR 14 13 180 6-0 Morris Brown 1/4/1947 5 11 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
40 Pete Banaszak 29 14 0 210 5-11 Miami (FL) 5/21/1944 7 2 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 59th pick / 1966
46 Warren Bankston 26 11 0 235 6-4 Tulane 7/22/1947 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1969
25 Fred Biletnikoff* 30 WR 14 14 190 6-1 Florida St. 2/23/1943 8 8 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
16 George Blanda 46 K 14 0 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 24 3 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
21 Cliff Branch 25 13 0 170 5-11 Colorado 8/1/1948 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
76 Bob Brown 32 RT 10 8 280 6-4 Nebraska 12/8/1941 9 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
24 Willie Brown*+ 33 RCB 14 14 195 6-1 Grambling St. 12/2/1940 10 20
64 George Buehler 26 RG 14 14 260 6-2 Stanford 8/10/1947 4 7 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1969
51 Joe Carroll 23 9 0 220 6-1 Pittsburgh 5/29/1950 1 4 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 277th pick / 1972
84 Tony Cline 25 RDE 14 12 244 6-3 Miami (FL) 7/25/1948 3 8 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 102nd pick / 1970
55 Dan Conners 32 MLB 14 14 230 6-2 Miami (FL) 2/6/1941 9 10 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 15th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 5th / 70th pick / 1964
50 Dave Dalby 23 14 0 247 6-3 UCLA 10/19/1950 1 4 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 100th pick / 1972
28 Clarence Davis 24 KR 14 0 195 5-10 USC 6/28/1949 2 6 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 97th pick / 1971
8 Ray Guy* 24 P 14 0 195 6-3 Southern Miss 12/22/1949 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1973
44 Marv Hubbard* 27 FB 14 14 225 6-1 Colgate 5/7/1946 4 9 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 277th pick / 1968
36 Bob Hudson 25 14 0 210 5-11 NE State (OK) 3/21/1948 1 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 147th pick / 1972
86 Gerald Irons 26 RLB 14 14 230 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 5/2/1947 3 11 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 76th pick / 1970
58 Monte Johnson 22 13 0 239 6-4 Nebraska 10/26/1951 Rook 5 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 49th pick / 1973
82 Horace Jones 24 rde 14 4 255 6-3 Louisville 7/31/1949 2 4 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 305th pick / 1971
71 Kelvin Korver 24 14 0 267 6-6 Texas A&M,NW (IA) 2/21/1949 Rook 6 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1972
3 Daryle Lamonica 32 qb 8 3 215 6-3 Notre Dame 7/17/1941 10 2 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
42 Tommy Maxwell 26 8 0 195 6-2 Texas A&M 5/5/1947 4 4 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 51st pick / 1969
88 Bob Moore 24 TE 14 14 220 6-3 Stanford 2/12/1949 2 4 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 123rd pick / 1971
00 Jim Otto 35 C 14 14 255 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/5/1938 13 7
47 Jeff Queen 27 9 0 217 6-1 Morgan St. 8/15/1946 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 317th pick / 1968
65 Paul Seiler 28 c 4 1 258 6-4 Notre Dame 11/1/1945 6 1 New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1967
78 Art Shell* 27 LT 14 14 265 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 11/26/1946 5 9 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
49 Mike Siani 23 WR 14 14 195 6-2 Villanova 5/27/1950 1 9 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1972
60 Otis Sistrunk 27 LDT 14 14 265 6-4 none 9/18/1946 1 10
77 Bubba Smith 28 LDE 12 12 265 6-7 Michigan St. 2/28/1945 6 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1967
23 Charlie Smith 27 RB 14 14 205 6-0 Utah 1/18/1946 5 8 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1968
12 Ken Stabler* 28 QB 14 11 215 6-3 Alabama 12/25/1945 3 10 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
89 Steve Sweeney 23 14 0 205 6-3 California 9/6/1950 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 231st pick / 1973
31 Jack Tatum* 25 FS 13 13 200 5-10 Ohio St. 11/18/1948 2 11 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
26 Skip Thomas 23 db 14 3 205 6-1 USC 2/7/1950 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1972
80 Art Thoms 27 RDT 14 14 260 6-5 Syracuse 10/20/1946 4 9 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 22nd pick / 1969
63 Gene Upshaw* 28 LG 14 14 255 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/15/1945 6 11 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
75 John Vella 23 t 14 5 258 6-4 USC 4/21/1950 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1972
41 Phil Villapiano* 24 LLB 14 14 225 6-2 Bowling Green 2/26/1949 2 14 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
20 Jimmy Warren 34 db 10 1 175 5-11 Illinois 7/20/1939 9 2
52 Gary Weaver 24 10 0 224 6-1 Fresno St. 3/13/1949 Rook 5 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 179th pick / 1973
48 Nemiah Wilson 30 LCB 13 12 165 6-0 Grambling St. 4/6/1943 8 8
Team Total 27.1 14 224.0 6-2.1 4.4