Hall of Fame Story - Dave Casper


TE - Notre Dame
Joined Raiders: second-round draft choice, 1974

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 3, 2002... Played 11 seasons in the NFL, seven-and-a-half with the Raiders... During that time, named All-Pro and All- AFC four times and was selected to play in four Pro Bowls... Traded to the Houston Oilers for a first round and two second round draft picks midway through 1980 season, finished the season with 56 receptions and was named to his fifth Pro Bowl... In 1984, after a brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings, returned to the Raiders, finishing his career with 378 receptions for 5,216 yards and 52 touchdowns... Outstanding play contributed to Raiders success and a 32-14 victory over Vikings in Super Bowl XI... Outstanding blocker as well as receiver... Caught the game-winning 10-yard touchdown pass in 1977 double-overtime AFC playoff game... His infamous "Ghost to the Post," in reference to his 42-yard reception, set up the tying field goal at the end of regulation... All-America as an offensive tackle in 1972 and an All-America tight end in 1973 at Notre Dame... Second round pick by the Raiders in the 1974 NFL Draft.