The Raiders Encyclopedia

All Players, Coaches, Games and More through 2009-2010


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About the Book

This is the definitive reference work on the NFL’s Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. Part I is a season-by-season review, covering each game and player from every campaign. Part II includes a complete all-time roster of players and coaches, with biographical information, along with information on all draft picks, schedules, and individual awards and honors. Part III covers the characters, from executives to cheerleaders, who made the Raiders one of the most colorful organizations in professional sports, and details the franchise’s historic stadiums and uniforms.

About the Author(s)

Richard J. Shmelter is a writer and researcher specializing in sports history, American crime during the Prohibition era, and Hollywood history. A member of the International Association of Crime Writers, the American Crime Writers League, and the Professional Football Researchers Association, he is the author of five previous books and lives in Sagamore Hills, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Richard J. Shmelter
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 333
Bibliographic Info: 24 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4834-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8467-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction: The Founding of the Team 3

Part I. The Games

Season-by-Season Reviews 5

Part II. The Team

All-­Time Roster 205

All-­Time Head Coaches 227

­All-­Time Schedules and Results 250

All-­Time Draft Picks 261

Individual Records 266

Awards and Honors 269

Part III. Bad Boys, Legends, and Raiders Vignettes

Players of Yore 273

Executives, Stadiums, Uniforms, Cheerleaders, Nicknames 303

Notes 311

Bibliography 319

Index 321

Book Reviews & Awards

‘“raider nation,’ coast to coast, carries a mystique of its own and will welcome this ultimate reference”—Library Journal.