A Look: Everyone who's lit the Al Davis Memorial Torch in 2019


It’s a privilege and an honor to light the Al Davis Memorial Torch prior to the start of every Raiders home game, and several notable alumni have returned to Oakland to commemorate NFL legend, Al Davis.

As the 2019 season progresses, the Raiders will welcome more alumni, celebrities, and members of the community to light the Torch at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum; you can watch each one below.

Preseason Week 1:

Former Raiders QB Cotton Davidson

During his 10-year career in professional football, he played the positions of quarterback, kicker, and punter. He spent six seasons with the Oakland Raiders from 1962-1968, and was under center on September 18th, 1966, for the Raiders first snap in the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Preseason Week 2:

Former Raiders WR Mervyn Fernandez

Fernandez played 12 years of professional football, playing wide receiver for both the NFL and the CFL. He spent six seasons with the Raiders from 1987-1992, and six seasons with the BC Lions from 1982-1986 and in 1994. He was also inducted to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame this year.

Week 1:

Former Raiders T Lincoln Kennedy

Kennedy anchored the right side of the line from 1996 to 2003. During his tenure with the Silver and Black he was named to three consecutive Pro Bowls and started in Super Bowl XXXVII. He's now the color analyst on the Raiders' radio broadcast and does a weekly chalk talk segment breaking down the upcoming matchup of the week. He's a Raiders legend and was proud to light the Al Davis Memorial Torch prior to Monday Night Football.

Week 2:

Former Raiders T John Vella

Vella was drafted by the Raiders in the second round of the 1972 NFL Draft and spent seven seasons wearing the Silver and Black. He contributed as a starter on some of the greatest offensive lines in NFL history in the seventies -- with players like Shell, Otto and Upshaw, and blocked his way to the Raiders Super Bowl XI victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Week 5:

Former Raiders Offensive Lineman Steve Wiseniewski

Wiseniewski spent his entire 13-year career with the Silver and Black, playing in 206 games with 206 starts. He appeared in the playoffs nine times, is an eight-time Pro Bowler and a is a member of the NFL 1990s All-Decade team.

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