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1997 Oakland Raiders

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.1, Offense: -0.1, Defense: -5.0, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 324 points (20.2/g), 17th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 419 points (26.2/g), 28th.
 Differential of -95 points (-5.9/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-10.4.

Coach: Joe Bugel (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ray Perkins
 Defensive Coordinator: Freeman White

Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
 Training Camp: Redwood Middle School (Napa, 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 Jeff George 30 7 16 290 for 521, 3,917 yards, 29 td, 9 int, & 17 rushes for 44 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1990
RB Napoleon Kaufman 24 2 16 272 rushes for 1,294 yards, 6 td, & 40 catches for 403 yards and 2 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 18th pick / 1995
FB Derrick Fenner 30 8 7 7 rushes for 24 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 92 yards and 0 td Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 268th pick / 1989
WR Tim Brown* 31 9 16 104 catches for 1,408 yards, 5 td, & 5 rushes for 19 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 6th pick / 1988
WR James Jett 27 4 16 46 catches for 804 yards, 12 td
TE Rickey Dudley 25 1 16 48 catches for 787 yards, 7 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 9th pick / 1996
LT Pat Harlow 28 6 16 New England Patriots / 1st / 11th pick / 1991
LG Steve Wisniewski* 30 8 16 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 29th pick / 1989
C Barret Robbins 24 2 16 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 49th pick / 1995
RG Lester Holmes 28 4 15 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 19th pick / 1993
RT Lincoln Kennedy 26 4 16 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1993
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darrell Russell 21 Rook 10 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 2nd pick / 1997
LDT Russell Maryland 28 6 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1991
RDT Chester McGlockton* 28 5 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 16th pick / 1992
RDE Anthony Smith 30 6 13 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 11th pick / 1990
LLB Rob Fredrickson 26 3 13 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 22nd pick / 1994
MLB Greg Biekert 28 4 16 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 181st pick / 1993
RLB Mike Morton 25 2 11 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 4th / 118th pick / 1995
LCB Terry McDaniel 32 9 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 9th pick / 1988
RCB Albert Lewis 37 14 11 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 61st pick / 1983
SS James Trapp 28 4 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1993
FS Eric Turner 29 6 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 2nd pick / 1991
 Special Teams Starters
K Cole Ford 25 2 0 13 of 22 field goals & 33 of 35 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 247th pick / 1995
P Leo Araguz 27 1 0 93 punts for a 45.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Desmond Howard 27 5 0 27 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1992
KR Desmond Howard 27 5 0 61 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1992

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Eddie Anderson 34 db 11 1 210 6-1 Fort Valley St. 7/22/1963 11 1 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 153rd pick / 1986
2 Leo Araguz 27 P 16 0 190 5-11 S.F. Austin 1/18/1970 1 3
35 Joe Aska 25 7 0 236 5-11 Central Oklahoma 7/14/1972 2 0 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 86th pick / 1995
54 Greg Biekert 28 MLB 16 16 253 6-2 Colorado 3/14/1969 4 6 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 181st pick / 1993
27 Calvin Branch 23 6 0 195 5-11 Iowa St.,Colorado St. 5/8/1974 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 172nd pick / 1997
24 Larry Brown 28 4 0 186 5-11 TCU 11/30/1969 6 0 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 320th pick / 1991
81 Tim Brown* 31 WR 16 16 195 6-0 Notre Dame 7/22/1966 9 12 Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 6th pick / 1988
99 Aundray Bruce 31 lb 10 3 265 6-5 Auburn 4/30/1966 9 1 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 1988
20 Perry Carter 26 rcb 16 7 194 6-0 Southern Miss 8/5/1971 2 3 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 107th pick / 1994
68 Rick Cunningham 30 7 0 311 6-7 Oregon St.,Texas A&M 1/4/1967 7 1 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 106th pick / 1990
48 Jerone Davison 27 rb 8 1 235 6-1 Arizona St. 9/16/1970 1 0
83 Rickey Dudley 25 TE 16 16 255 6-6 Ohio St. 7/15/1972 1 7 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 9th pick / 1996
34 Derrick Fenner 30 FB 9 7 240 5-11 Gardner-Webb,North Carolina 4/6/1967 8 1 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 268th pick / 1989
55 James Folston 26 rlb 16 7 236 6-3 La-Monroe 8/14/1971 3 3 Los Angeles Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1994
5 Cole Ford 25 K 16 0 210 6-2 USC 12/31/1972 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 247th pick / 1995
53 Rob Fredrickson 26 LLB 16 13 240 6-4 Michigan St. 5/13/1971 3 5 Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 22nd pick / 1994
3 Jeff George 30 QB 16 16 218 6-4 Purdue,Illinois 12/8/1967 7 12 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1990
45 Tim Hall 23 16 0 218 5-11 Robert Morris 2/15/1974 1 1 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 183rd pick / 1996
77 Pat Harlow 28 LT 16 16 295 6-6 USC 3/16/1969 6 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 11th pick / 1991
57 Rob Holmberg 26 16 0 230 6-3 Navy,Penn St. 5/6/1971 3 1 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 217th pick / 1994
71 Lester Holmes 28 RG 15 15 315 6-4 Jackson St. 9/27/1969 4 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 19th pick / 1993
80 Desmond Howard 27 KR 15 0 185 5-10 Michigan 5/15/1970 5 0 Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1992
90 Grady Jackson 24 5 0 345 6-2 Knoxville 1/21/1973 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 193rd pick / 1997
82 James Jett 27 WR 16 16 165 5-10 West Virginia 12/28/1970 4 7
98 Kevin Johnson 27 15 0 305 6-1 Texas Southern 10/30/1970 2 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 86th pick / 1993
51 Lance Johnstone 24 lde 14 6 250 6-4 Temple 6/11/1973 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1996
26 Napoleon Kaufman 24 RB 16 16 185 5-9 Washington 6/7/1973 2 13 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 18th pick / 1995
72 Lincoln Kennedy 26 RT 16 16 335 6-6 Washington 2/12/1971 4 8 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 9th pick / 1993
7 David Klingler 28 1 0 210 6-3 Houston 2/17/1969 5 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 6th pick / 1992
25 Dan Land 32 16 0 195 6-0 Albany State (GA) 7/3/1965 10 1
31 Chad Levitt 22 rb 10 2 231 6-1 Cornell 11/21/1975 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 123rd pick / 1997
29 Albert Lewis 37 RCB 14 11 196 6-2 Grambling St. 10/6/1960 14 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 61st pick / 1983
43 Lorenzo Lynch 34 15 0 200 5-11 Sacramento St. 4/6/1963 10 1
67 Russell Maryland 28 LDT 16 16 300 6-1 Miami (FL) 3/22/1969 6 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1991
36 Terry McDaniel 32 LCB 13 12 180 5-10 Tennessee 2/8/1965 9 4 Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 9th pick / 1988
91 Chester McGlockton* 28 RDT 16 16 334 6-3 Clemson 9/16/1969 5 9 Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 16th pick / 1992
87 John Henry Mills 28 16 0 226 6-0 Wake Forest 10/31/1969 4 1 Houston Oilers / 5th / 131st pick / 1993
50 Mike Morton 25 RLB 11 11 325 6-4 North Carolina 3/28/1972 2 4 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 118th pick / 1995
63 Barret Robbins 24 C 16 16 320 6-3 TCU 8/26/1973 2 8 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 49th pick / 1995
89 Bob Rosenstiel 23 4 0 240 6-3 East. Illinois 2/7/1974 Rook 0
96 Darrell Russell 21 LDE 16 10 325 6-5 USC 5/27/1976 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 2nd pick / 1997
84 Kenny Shedd 26 16 0 168 5-10 Northern Iowa 2/14/1971 1 1 New York Jets / 5th / 129th pick / 1993
94 Anthony Smith 30 RDE 13 13 265 6-3 Alabama,Arizona 6/28/1967 6 5 Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 11th pick / 1990
93 Greg Townsend 36 4 0 264 6-3 TCU 11/3/1961 14 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1983
37 James Trapp 28 SS 16 16 195 6-0 Clemson 12/28/1969 4 6 Los Angeles Raiders / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1993
62 Adam Treu 23 16 0 300 6-5 Nebraska 6/24/1974 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1997
88 Olanda Truitt 26 14 0 187 6-0 Pittsburgh,Mississippi St. 1/4/1971 4 1 Los Angeles Raiders / 5th / 125th pick / 1993
42 Eric Turner 29 FS 16 15 208 6-1 UCLA 9/20/1968 6 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 2nd pick / 1991
59 Aaron Wallace 30 5 0 240 6-3 Texas A&M 4/17/1967 7 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 2nd / 37th pick / 1990
23 Lionel Washington 37 db 9 3 185 6-0 Tulane 10/21/1960 14 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1983
66 Curtis Whitley 28 c 15 1 295 6-1 Chowan,Clemson 5/10/1969 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 117th pick / 1992
22 Harvey Williams 30 fb 14 6 226 6-2 LSU 4/22/1967 6 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 21st pick / 1991
76 Steve Wisniewski* 30 LG 16 16 305 6-4 Penn St. 4/7/1967 8 10 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 29th pick / 1989
Team Total 27.8 16 241.8 6-1.7 4.7