The road to Canton begins once again for Raider Nation.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that wide receiver Cliff Branch has been selected as a Senior Finalist for the 2022 class. The legendary receiver played 14 seasons in the Silver and Black, totaling 183 career regular-season games. Branch caught 501 passes for 8,685 yards (17.3 yards per catch) and 67 touchdowns.
"There's a lot of guys in the Hall of Fame, including myself, and the way Cliff played overshadows a lot of us," teammate Fred Biletnikoff told the Raiders.
Here's a few social reactions to Branch being named the Senior Finalist – including President David Baker's call to the late receiver's sister, Elaine.