Three Raiders headline College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019


Former Raiders running back Darren McFadden, wide receiver Raghib "Rocket" Ismail, and defensive back Rickey Dixon will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame during the 62nd National Football Foundation (NFF) Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

A three-time First Team All-SEC selection and two-time Doak Walker Award winner, McFadden was recently honored by the NFF and the University of Arkansas during an on-field ceremony during the Razorbacks' Oct. 19 game against Auburn. The Raiders made McFadden the No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He is the sixth leading rusher in team history with 4,247 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Raghib "Rocket" Ismael played three seasons in all for the Silver and Black, two for the then-Los Angeles Raiders, and one season when the team returned to Oakland, hauling in 88 passes for 1,357 yards and nine touchdowns. Selected by the Raiders in the 4th round of the 1991 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame, Ismail spent two years with the Canadian Football League's Toronto Aronauts before joining the Raiders. Ismail is the fourth leading kickoff returner in Raiders team history with 104 returns for 2,234 yards.

A former first round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1988 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma, Dixon joined the Raiders after five seasons in Cincinnati. Dixon appeared in nine regular games for the then-Los Angeles Raiders in 1993. He also saw action in two postseason contests.

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