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OAKLAND RAIDERS TRIVIA

1) What year was the Oakland Raiders franchise founded?


The Oakland Raiders franchise was founded in 1960; they were a charter member of the American Football League which formed that year and later merged with the NFL (1970).

2) Who became head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 1963?


Al Davis became head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 1963. He took control of a team that had gone 9-33-0 in its first three seasons and quickly turned them around, leading the Raiders to a 10-4 record in his first year, and, in the process, earning American Football League Coach of the Year honors.

3) Who did the Oakland Raiders trade to the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 for wide-receiver Randy Moss?


In 2005, the Oakland Raiders traded linebacker Napoleon Harris (along with several draft-picks) to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for premier wide-receiver Randy Moss.

4) Who was the first Oakland Raider to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame?


In 1980, Jim Otto became the first Oakland Raider to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Otto played center for the Raiders from 1960-1974, during which time the Raiders won seven division championships and two AFL Championships. He played in nine AFL All-Star games and, after the AFL/NFL merger, in three Pro Bowls. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

5) What city did the Oakland Raiders move to in 1982?


In 1982, the Oakland Raiders moved to Los Angeles, California, where they stayed for more than a decade before returning to Oakland in 1995.

6) Who was the first player to rack up more than 10,000 career receiving yards as an Oakland Raider?


Tim Brown was the first Oakland Raider to rack up more than 10,000 career receiving yards. He finished his Raiders career with 1,070 receptions for 14,734 yards and 99 touchdowns. He also compiled 3,272 punt return yards as a Raider.

7) Who was the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders starting quarterback from 1993 to 1996?


Jeff Hostetler was the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders starting quarterback from 1993 to 1996. During that time, he completed 913 of 1,561 passes for 11,122 yards, 69 touchdowns, and 49 interceptions.

8) What Oakland Raider was named NFL MVP in 2002?


Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon was named NFL MVP in 2002 -- a season in which he completed 418 of 618 passes for 4,689 yards and 26 touchdowns. Gannon led the Raiders to their fifth Super Bowl appearance that year, where they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-21.

9) What Oakland Raider was named MVP of Super Bowl XI?


Fred Biletnikoff, who made four key receptions, was named MVP of Super Bowl XI. Other key players in the game were running back Clarence Davis who rushed for 137 yards and cornerback Willie Brown who returned an interception 75 yards for the game-clinching touchdown.

10) What is the longest passing play in Raiders history?


On October 2, 1983, in a game against the Washington Redskins, Jim Plunkett completed a 99 yard touchdown pass to Cliff Branch, surpassing George Blanda's 94-yard pass to Warren Wells as the longest passing play in Raiders history.


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