Hall of Fame Story - George Blanda

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QB-K - Kentucky
Joined Raiders: trade, Houston, 1967

​Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 1, 1981... The first player and one of only two in history to celebrate a Silver Anniversary in pro football, ending his NFL career in 1975 with an all-time high 26 seasons... Set an NFL record with 2,002 points... Completed 1,911 passes in career for 26,920 yards and threw for 236 touchdowns... Played in 224 straight games, 340 overall... Raiders all-time scoring leader with 863 points... Led NFL eight times in extra points scored in a season, including 64 in 1961... Missed only 16 of 959 extra point attempts in 26 years... Kicked 335 field goals, including nine of 50 yards or more... Named 1970 Player of the Year for quarterbacking and kicking feats... Winner of 1970 Gorman Award as "Player Who Best Exemplifies the Pride and Spirit of the Oakland Raiders"... Set Raider single-season scoring record with 117 points in 1968... Played in 11 championship games, seven with Raiders... Played on three AFL Championship teams, one with Oakland and two with Houston... Named to AFL-NFL 25-year All-Star Team... Chosen for the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

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