Monday Night, the Oakland Raiders played host to the Los Angeles Rams as they kicked off Week 1 with a primetime showdown. There wasn’t a shortage of celebrities and Raiders legends in attendance for the bout, as former Raiders defensive end Howie Long was one of the many to roam the sidelines.
Selected in the second round of the 1981 NFL draft, Long went on to spend his entire thirteen seasons in pro football wearing the Silver and Black. During his illustrious career with the Raiders he earned eight Pro Bowl nods and led the defense to a Super Bowl championship over the Washington Redskins in 1983.
Long made an appearance at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum not only to watch Head Coach Jon Gruden in his return to the sidelines, but to light the torch in memory of, and tribute to, Al Davis.