Category Archives: Fred Biletnikoff

The Oakland Raiders Biletnikoff and Wells

I’ve always liked old team yearbooks for the photos and tons of information jammed into their pages.  The image below comes from a page in the 1968 Oakland Raiders yearbook, which I was reading through this evening.  Knowing full-well that the Raiders won the AFL championship in 1967, and that they had a strong vertical passing attack, it comes as no surprise that Fred Biletnikoff and Warren Wells would put up big numbers, but wow!  Take a look… read more

Fred Biletnikoff – My Story

Here is a piece that I found on Oakland Raiders hall of fame receiver, Fred Biletnikoff.  Biletnikoff was a Raiders rookie in 1965, and spent his entire 14-year career in Oakland, playing for three outstanding quarterbacks – Tom Flores, Daryle Lamonica and Kenny Stabler.  As a receiver he was noted for his good speed and excellent hands.  One thing that I didn’t realize about the Raiders great?  He wore #14 in his first two seasons with the Raiders.  I’d only seen him with his well-known #25. read more