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100 Days of 100 Jersey Numbers - 17

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Day 18 of our series. Jersey No. 17 does not have the rich tradition or history of other numbers in Raiders lore, but the player who wears it currently is trying to carve out a niche and make it memorable.

For a total of 100 days, we'll take a look at the men who have played for the Raiders jersey number by jersey number. This series will highlight some of the greatest players in NFL history. In some cases, the player and jersey number are synonymous. In other cases, the jersey number represents sustained greatness at a particular position. Some players are superstitious about their jersey number. Whatever the case may be, jersey numbers are an important part of the fabric of professional football.

WR Denarius Moore has caught 130 passes for 2,054 yards and 17 TDs in three seasons. Photo by Tony Gonzales.

Jersey No. 17 does not have the rich tradition or history of other numbers in Raiders lore, but the player who wears it currently is trying to carve out a niche and make it memorable.

M.C. Reynolds – QB – 1962

Mack Charles Reynolds played for the Chicago Cardinals (1958-59) and the Washington Redskins (1960) of the NFL before joining the AFL’s Buffalo Bills in 1961 and the Raiders in 1962. He appeared in 1 game and completed 2 of 5 pass attempts for 23 yards.

Kyle Grossart – QB – 1980

The Chico, Calif., native was on the Raiders roster in 1980 after entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers. He did not see any action as the back-up to Jim Plunkett and Marc Wilson. He also spent a season with the New York Jets in 1981. 

Scott Woolf – QB – 1987

Woolf saw action in one game in 1987, his one and only season on an NFL team's regular season roster, but did not record any statistics.

Tee Martin – QB – 2003

Martin saw action in 2 late-season games for the 2003 Raiders and completed 6 of 16 pass attempts for 69 yards and 1 INT.

Mike Williams – WR – 2007

The former first round pick of the Lions played in 6 games with 1 start for the Raiders and caught 7 passes for 90 yards. He finished the season with the Tennessee Titans after his release.

Tim Dwight – WR – 2007

Dwight joined the Raiders for the latter part of the 2007 season after playing for Atlanta, San Diego, New England and the New York Jets. He saw action in 6 games with 1 start and returned 9 punts for 54 yards, 1 kickoff for 30 yards and  caught 6 passes for 98 yards and 2 TDs. He also rushed twice for 12 yards.

Denarius Moore – WR – 2011-present

Moore was originally selected in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Tennessee. He has appeared in 41 games with 35 starts and has caught 130 passes for 2,054 yards and 17 TDs. He has also returned 34 punts for 248 yards and 2 kickoffs for 37 yards. As a rookie in 2011, Moore was voted Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Bills.

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