Hall of Fame Story - Art Shell


T - Maryland-Eastern Shore
Joined Raiders: third-round draft choice, 1968

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 5, 1989... All-American Football Conference selection six straight years from 1973-78... All-Pro in 1973, 1974 and 1977... Played in 207 league games, fourth-highest in history of Silver and Black...  Selected to play in eight Pro Bowls, second-most of any Raider player, during career, which spanned three decades... Played in 23 postseason contests, including eight AFL-AFC Championships and Raider victories in Super Bowls Xl and XV...  Credited with near-perfect performance in Raiders Super Bowl Xl victory over Minnesota, limiting Vikings highly regarded defensive end Jim Marshall to no tackles, sacks or assists during 32-14 win... Played in first 156 games before missing five games due to preseason injury... Launched another streak of 51 straight games... Named to NFL All-Monday Night Team... Originally selected in third round of the 1968 AFL Draft after stellar career as a two-way lineman at Maryland-Eastern Shore... Raiders offensive line coach after retiring as a player in 1982 until 1988, when he became head coach of the Silver and Black... Served as head coach of the Raiders until 1994 and re-joined the Silver and Black as head coach in 2006... Also served as an NFL assistant coach with Kansas City and Atlanta and was the NFL's senior vice president for football operations and development.