Raiders: Ranking the top 5 special teams players in franchise history

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The Las Vegas Raiders have had some impressive special-teams players play for the team.

Last but certainly not least, we will take a look at the top five special teams players in the history of the Las Vegas Raiders franchise.

You can check out the rest of our positional rankings here: quarterback, running back, receiver, offensive linemen, defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs.

Special-teamers are often undervalued and often overlooked. However, punters, kickers, and returners can have a major impact on the outcome of a game.

Here are the top-five special teams players to ever suit up in silver and black.

5. Tim Brown, PR, Raiders

Tim Brown ranks much higher on the list of all-time Raiders receivers and overall players. However, his speed and agility were so impressive that he also lands him a spot on the top-five special teamers in franchise history. He is also the lone kick returner to make the cut.

While many No. 1 receivers choose not to risk injury by participating in the return game, Brown was willing to put his skills on display in every facet of the game.

He in the all-time team leader in punt returns (320), yards (3,272), and is tied for the lead in punt return touchdowns (3). Many of these marks are nearly double the next highest player. He also returned 49 kickoffs for 1,235 yards, and a single touchdown.

Brown edges out special teamers like Chris Bahr, Jeff Jaeger, Jeff Gossett, and Marquette King.