Hall of Fame Story - Fred Biletnikoff


WR - Florida State
Joined Raiders: second-round draft choice, 1965

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 30, 1988... No. 2 all-time in his- tory of Silver and Black with 589 career catches... Ranked fourth on the NFL all- time receiving list at time of retirement... Also No. 2 among all-time Raiders in receiving yards (8,974) and receiving touchdowns (76)... Also caught 70 passes for 1,167 yards and 10 touchdowns in postseason games, ranking second on all-time NFL list upon retirement... Played in three AFL title games, five AFC Championships and Super Bowls II and Xl... MVP of Super Bowl Xl with four catches for 79 yards... Held NFL record of 10 straight seasons with 40 or more receptions (1967-76)... Raiders leading receiver for six consecutive seasons (1968-73)... Led NFL in receiving with 61 catches in 1971, then led AFC in 1972 with 58... All-AFL in 1969, All-AFC in 1970, 1972 and 1973... Played in two AFL All-Star Games and four Pro Bowls... Played in 190 games in 14 seasons... Had 21, 100-yard receiving games... Had four, 100-yard receiving games in playoffs... Never played in a losing season with the Raiders... Originally selected in the second round of the 1965 AFL Draft after record-setting collegiate career at Florida State... Named to Walter Camp All-Century Team... Rejoined Raiders as wide receivers coach in 1989... Award in his name goes to nation's top collegiate wide receiver... Was Raiders wide receivers coach from 1989-94, handled quality control from 1995-96 and returned to coach receivers in 1997 until retiring from coaching following the 2006 season.