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 142 passes for 2,169 yards and 17 TDs in four 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.
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 51 games and has caught 142 passes for 2,169 yards and 17 TDs. He has also returned 42 punts for 286 yards and 2 kickoffs for 37 yards.