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Gene Upshaw

Gene Upshaw

Number: 63

Position: G

Years: 1967-81

School: Texas A&I

"Highway 63" was selected by the Raiders in the 1st round of the 1967 NFL Draft out of Texas A&I (now Texas A&M – Kingsville). One of the greatest players in NFL history, Upshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987 after playing in 217 regular season games with 207 starts, 24 playoff games and three Super Bowls (II, XI, XV). Upshaw was named to seven All-Star Games/Pro Bowls and named 1st Team All-Pro five times. He went on to become the executive director of the NFL Players Association, a post he held until his death in 2008.