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1981 Oakland Raiders

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7-9-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.6, Offense: -3.6, Defense: 0.0, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 273 points (17.1/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 343 points (21.4/g), 15th.
 Differential of -70 points (-4.4/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 5.9-10.1.

Coach: Tom Flores (7-9-0)

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 Marc Wilson 24 1 9 173 for 366, 2,311 yards, 14 td, 19 int, & 30 rushes for 147 yards and 2 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 15th pick / 1980
RB Kenny King 24 2 14 170 rushes for 828 yards, 0 td, & 27 catches for 216 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1979
FB Derrick Jensen 25 2 13 117 rushes for 456 yards, 4 td, & 28 catches for 271 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 57th pick / 1978
WR Morris Bradshaw 29 7 8 22 catches for 298 yards, 3 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 93rd pick / 1974
WR Cliff Branch 33 9 15 41 catches for 635 yards, 1 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
TE Derrick Ramsey 25 3 12 52 catches for 674 yards, 4 td Oakland Raiders / 5th / 136th pick / 1978
LT Art Shell 35 13 13 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
LG Curt Marsh 22 Rook 11 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1981
C Steve Sylvester 28 6 9 Oakland Raiders / 10th / 259th pick / 1975
RG Mickey Marvin 26 4 16 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 4th / 112th pick / 1977
RT Henry Lawrence 30 7 16 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Matuszak 31 8 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1973
NT Johnny Robinson 22 Rook 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 4th / 111th pick / 1981
RDE Dave Browning 25 3 16 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 54th pick / 1978
LOLB Ted Hendricks* 34 12 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
LILB Matt Millen 23 1 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1980
RILB Randy McClanahan 27 4 16 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
ROLB Rod Martin 27 4 16 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 12th / 317th pick / 1977
LCB Lester Hayes* 26 4 16 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 5th / 126th pick / 1977
RCB Monte Jackson 28 6 10 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 28th pick / 1975
SS Odis McKinney 24 3 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 37th pick / 1978
FS Burgess Owens 30 8 16 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1973
 Special Teams Starters
K Chris Bahr 28 5 0 14 of 24 field goals & 27 of 33 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
P Ray Guy 32 8 0 96 punts for a 43.7 average, 0 blocked Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1973
PR Ted Watts 23 Rook 0 35 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1981
KR Arthur Whittington 26 3 2 25 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1978

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
10 Chris Bahr 28 K 16 0 170 5-10 Penn St. 2/3/1953 5 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
56 Jeff Barnes 26 15 0 223 6-2 California 3/1/1955 4 1 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 139th pick / 1977
80 Malcolm Barnwell 23 wr 16 1 184 5-11 Virginia Union 6/28/1958 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 173rd pick / 1980
54 Greg Bracelin 24 15 0 214 6-1 California 4/16/1957 1 1 Denver Broncos / 9th / 243rd pick / 1980
81 Morris Bradshaw 29 WR 15 8 195 6-1 Ohio St. 10/19/1952 7 2 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 93rd pick / 1974
21 Cliff Branch 33 WR 16 15 170 5-11 Colorado 8/1/1948 9 4 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
73 Dave Browning 25 RDE 16 16 245 6-5 Washington 8/18/1956 3 8 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 54th pick / 1978
77 Joe Campbell 26 3 0 254 6-6 Maryland 5/8/1955 4 0 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1977
52 Mario Celotto 25 7 0 228 6-3 USC 8/23/1956 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1978
85 Bob Chandler 32 wr 11 7 180 6-0 USC 4/24/1949 10 3 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 160th pick / 1971
88 Raymond Chester 33 te 16 5 232 6-3 Morgan St. 6/28/1948 11 1 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1970
46 Todd Christensen 25 16 0 230 6-3 BYU 8/3/1956 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 56th pick / 1978
50 Dave Dalby 31 c 16 7 247 6-3 UCLA 10/19/1950 9 3 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 100th pick / 1972
79 Bruce Davis 25 16 0 287 6-6 UCLA 6/21/1956 2 1 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 294th pick / 1979
36 Mike Davis 25 db 7 2 203 6-3 Colorado 4/15/1956 3 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 35th pick / 1977
8 Ray Guy 32 P 16 0 195 6-3 Southern Miss 12/22/1949 8 3 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1973
86 Cedrick Hardman 33 16 0 255 6-3 North Texas 10/4/1948 11 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1970
27 Frank Hawkins 22 13 0 210 5-9 Nevada-Reno 7/3/1959 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 10th / 276th pick / 1981
37 Lester Hayes* 26 LCB 16 16 200 6-0 Texas A&M 1/22/1955 4 11 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 126th pick / 1977
83 Ted Hendricks* 34 LOLB 16 16 220 6-7 Miami (FL) 11/1/1947 12 10 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
48 Kenny Hill 23 9 0 194 6-0 Yale 7/25/1958 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 194th pick / 1980
42 Monte Jackson 28 RCB 16 10 193 5-11 San Diego St. 7/14/1953 6 5 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 28th pick / 1975
31 Derrick Jensen 25 FB 16 13 221 6-1 Texas-Arlington 4/27/1956 2 4 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 57th pick / 1978
90 Willie Jones 24 8 0 240 6-4 Florida St. 11/22/1957 2 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1979
33 Kenny King 24 RB 14 14 203 5-11 Oklahoma 3/7/1957 2 6 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1979
62 Reggie Kinlaw 24 1 0 245 6-2 Oklahoma 1/9/1957 2 0 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 320th pick / 1979
70 Henry Lawrence 30 RT 16 16 272 6-4 Florida A&M 9/26/1951 7 6 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1974
75 Howie Long 21 16 0 268 6-5 Villanova 1/6/1960 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 48th pick / 1981
60 Curt Marsh 22 LG 11 11 273 6-5 Washington 8/25/1959 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1981
53 Rod Martin 27 ROLB 16 16 218 6-2 USC 4/7/1954 4 9 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 317th pick / 1977
65 Mickey Marvin 26 RG 16 16 270 6-4 Tennessee 10/5/1955 4 6 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 112th pick / 1977
71 Lindsey Mason 26 t 11 3 265 6-5 Kansas 8/1/1955 3 2 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1978
43 Ira Matthews 24 5 0 175 5-8 Wisconsin 8/23/1957 2 0 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 142nd pick / 1979
72 John Matuszak 31 LDE 16 16 272 6-8 Missouri,Tampa 10/25/1950 8 8 Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1973
57 Randy McClanahan 27 RILB 16 16 225 6-5 La-Lafayette 12/12/1954 4 9
23 Odis McKinney 24 SS 16 14 187 6-2 Colorado 5/19/1957 3 7 New York Giants / 2nd / 37th pick / 1978
55 Matt Millen 23 LILB 16 16 250 6-2 Penn St. 3/12/1958 1 8 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1980
28 Cleo Montgomery 25 1 0 183 5-8 Abilene Christian 7/1/1956 1 0
35 Dwayne O'Steen 27 rcb 16 6 193 6-1 California,San Jose St. 12/20/1954 3 4
44 Burgess Owens 30 FS 16 16 200 6-2 Miami (FL) 8/2/1951 8 8 New York Jets / 1st / 13th pick / 1973
16 Jim Plunkett 34 qb 9 7 220 6-3 Stanford 12/5/1947 10 0 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1971
84 Derrick Ramsey 25 TE 16 12 230 6-4 Kentucky 12/23/1956 3 5 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 136th pick / 1978
68 Johnny Robinson 22 NT 16 16 260 6-2 Louisiana Tech 2/14/1959 Rook 8 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 111th pick / 1981
78 Art Shell 35 LT 16 13 265 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 11/26/1946 13 5 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
66 Steve Sylvester 28 C 15 9 260 6-4 Notre Dame 3/4/1953 6 4 Oakland Raiders / 10th / 259th pick / 1975
63 Gene Upshaw 36 lg 15 5 255 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/15/1945 14 2 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
30 Mark van Eeghen 29 rb 8 3 223 6-2 Colgate 4/19/1952 7 1 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
20 Ted Watts 23 PR 16 0 195 6-0 Texas Tech 5/29/1958 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1981
52 Greg Westbrooks 28 4 0 215 6-2 Mesa,Colorado 2/24/1953 6 0 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 422nd pick / 1975
22 Arthur Whittington 26 KR 16 2 185 5-11 SMU 9/4/1955 3 3 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1978
38 Chester Willis 23 15 0 195 5-11 Auburn 5/2/1958 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 304th pick / 1981
6 Marc Wilson 24 QB 13 9 205 6-6 BYU 2/15/1957 1 5 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 15th pick / 1980
Team Total 26.9 16 223.0 6-2.2 4.5