Here is a great highlight video of the Raiders at Bills game from 1968. Lots of late AFL stars in this one. Among my favorite pieces in this highlight film are:
- Paul Maguire tackling the Raiders George Atkinson on a punt return at roughly the 2-minute mark. Best tackle by a punter (er… linebacker) I’ve seen in a while. Of course, former Chargers Aussie punter, Darren Bennett, could knock someone down when he needed to.
- Haven Moses. A San Diego State star who, at least in San Diego, kind of gets hidden in the shadow of Gary Garrison. Moses was a great receiver for Don Coryell’s Aztecs.
- Defensive back, Dave Grayson, with the Raiders. Nearing the end of his career by 1968, but Grayson was a crafty veteran. He is another guy with San Diego ties, as he grew up here, playing at a local Boys & Girls Club with fellow AFL’ers Art & Charlie Powell, and Willie West.
- Daryle Lamonica… He sure threw a great bomb!
- Lastly, my old buddy, Ben Davidson causing Bills qb, Dan Darragh to fumble, but HoF guard, Billy Shaw, grabbed the bouncing ball and rumble downfield for several yards!