Oakland Raiders: The Franchise’s All Time Starting Team

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Aug 8, 2015; Canton, OH, USA; Dave Casper during the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tight EndDave Casper

The Raiders took Casper out of Notre Dame in the second round of the 1974 draft. His first two seasons were nothing special as he caught just nine passes. Those first two seasons didn’t give any indication of the type of special career he would go on to have.

Casper was involved in some of the most iconic plays in not just Raider history, but NFL history as well. “Ghost to the Post” and the “Holy Roller,” still remain among some of Oakland’s most defining and recognizable plays.

While with the Raiders, Casper went to the Pro Bowl five times, was a first team All Pro five times, was named to the 1970’s All Decade team, and won a Super Bowl in Silver and Black.

In 2002, Casper was named to the Hall of Fame for his outstanding career and for the fact that he helped redefine the tight end position for future generations.

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