Blanda had already compiled quite the resume by the time he joined the Raiders. His pro career started in 1949 with the Chicago Bears and he had established himself as one of the top players in the AFL with the Houston Oilers from 1960-66. As a Raider, he completed 119 of 235 pass attempts for 1,835 yards, 23 TDs and 18 INTs. He appeared in 126 games with 1 start at quarterback. As a kicker, Blanda made 156 of 249 field goal attempts and 395 of 403 extra point attempts. His 863 points are 2nd all-time in Raiders history. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981. He was a member of the 1967 AFL Championship team that lost to Green Bay in Super Bowl II.
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