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

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4. George Blanda, K, Raiders

George Blanda is likely the most interesting case study on this list. The veteran had a career arc like few other athletes in history.

He played a total of 26 seasons in the professional ranks, during which time he was a three time-AFL champion, a four-time AFL All-Star, and the league’s MVP in 1961.

Blanda is known mostly as a quarterback, he was also skilled as both a kicker. He made 335 NFL field goals and 943 extra points. He also recorded 22 punts during his career.

While Blanda only played nine of his 26 seasons for the Raiders, he is still one of the most interesting and accomplished special teamers in league history.

His combination of passing and kicking also allowed him to become the seventh highest individual point scorers in league history (2,002).

3. Ray Guy, P, Raiders

Perhaps no punter in league history has accomplished as much from a humble position as the legendary Ray Guy.

The longtime Raiders punter spent his entire 14-year NFL career as a member of the silver and black. During that span, he was a part of three Super Bowl championship teams, seven Pro Bowls, and eight total first or second All-Pro selections.

His 1,049 punts are most in team history, and his 44,493 yards are second most. Guy was everything an NFL team cold ever dream of for their punter.

He was consistently excellent and loyal to the Raiders during his entire career. He was so skilled that he became just the second punter in franchise history to be selected as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.