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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:00PM - 4:00PM PDT Meet Greg Townsend Meet Raiders Legend Greg Townsend at The Raider Image at Fashion Fair in Fresno on Saturday, April 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 4:00PM - 8:00PM PDT Meet Rod Martin Meet Raiders Legend Rod Martin at The Raider Image at Univeral CityWalk on Saturday, April 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Mon., Apr. 21, 2014 8:00AM PDT Off-Season Workout Program The Raiders 2014 off-season strength and conditioning program will begin April 21 as the team convenes for training at the Raiders Alameda, Calif., facility.
  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 10:00AM - 4:00PM PDT Stockton Asparagus Festival RAIDER NATION ON LOCATION will be on hand April 26 and 27. The City of Stockton will host its 2014 Stockton Asparagus Festival April 25-27. 
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  • Mon., Apr. 28, 2014 8:00AM PDT Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Golf Classic Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff and the Oakland Raiders will host the 10th Annual Hall of Fame Golf Classic in memory of Fred's daughter Tracey to support many causes throughout Northern California. The golf tournament is set for Monday, April 28, 2014, and will be held at Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton, Calif.


Mark Hutson
Tight Ends

Mark Hutson enters his third season as tight ends coach for the Silver and Black.

Mark Hutson enters his third season as tight ends coach for the Silver and Black.

Hutson tutored the youngest unit on offense, a group that included two rookies and just one career catch among three players entering the regular season. TEs Jeron Mastrud and Mychal Rivera saw action in all 16 games, with Rivera leading the way with 38 catches for 407 yards.

In 2012, TE Brandon Myers emerged as a favorite target, as the fourth-year player led the team with 79 catches for 806 yards. Myers recorded a reception in 17 straight games dating back to the 2011 season finale. Myers closed out the season ranked fourth among NFL tight ends with 79 receptions.

Hutson, a 25-year veteran of the college game as both a player and coach, spent the previous five seasons as an assistant at Tulane, serving as the interim head coach for the Green Wave in 2011.

Prior to being named interim head coach in October 2011, Hutson served as offensive line coach for five seasons at Tulane. In 2010, Hutson’s offensive line led the way for Orleans Darkwa, who rushed for a Tulane freshman record 925 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also helped the Wave’s ground game churn up 127.5 yards per game and score 17 touchdowns. Tulane’s aerial game averaged 245.8 yards per game, protected by Hutson’s group, and scored 19 touchdowns.

In 2009, Hutson’s offensive line paved the way for Andre Anderson, a Doak Walker Award candidate who rushed for 1,016 yards and eight touchdowns. Behind a Hutson-tutored offensive line, Anderson became the second Tulane running back to surpass 1,000 yards in a single season.

During his first season with the Green Wave, Hutson’s line spring-boarded Matt Forte, who rushed for a school-record 2,127 yards, the seventh-best rushing performance in NCAA history. In addition, three of Hutson’s players received all-conference honors, including honorable mention selections Troy Kropog and Michael Parenton, while Andrew Nierman was named Freshman All-America by The Sporting News.

Hutson came to Tulane from Eastern Illinois, where he spent four seasons and helped EIU to 26 overall victories, two conference titles and consecutive NCAA I-AA playoff appearances. In addition to his role as assistant head coach, he also served as the Panthers’ offensive line coach and offensive coordinator. During the 2006 season, he took over the head coaching duties and guided EIU to a co-Ohio Valley Conference championship and No. 15 national ranking in the final poll. He posted an 8-5 record, including a 7-1 mark in the OVC.

Prior to joining the Panthers, Hutson served as the offensive line coach and student-athlete academic liaison at Tulsa from 2000-02. Hutson entered the coaching profession as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma in 1990.

After working as a graduate assistant at Arkansas in 1992, Hutson followed coach Houston Nutt to Boise State for one year in 1997 as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach, and then returned to Arkansas for two seasons in 1998-99. At Arkansas, he once again coached tight ends and special teams, winning the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Coach of the Year Award.         

PERSONAL: A two-time All-America lineman at Oklahoma (1986-87), he was a team captain and a member of the Sooners’ 1985 national-championship team, and made four consecutive Orange Bowl appearances (1985-88). He was named to the Oklahoma All-Century Team and named one of the top 50 players in OU history. A two-time All American and a three-time All-Big Eight selection, he capped his career with an appearance in the 1988 Hula Bowl all-star game in Hawaii. The Dallas Cowboys’ third-round selection in the 1988 NFL Draft, he returned to OU after his playing career and completed his bachelor’s degree in communication in 1990.The Fort Smith, Ark., native has been a part of seven bowl teams, three as a coach and four as a player. He and his wife, Sherri, have two sons, Ethan, an offensive lineman at Troy University, and Dillion.

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