Friday, August 22, 2008

Gene Upshaw - RIP


5 Comments:

Anonymous Raider Nate 75 said...

Great player, the best union guy in all of sports, a gentleman, a RAIDER! Thank you Gene.

1:09 PM  
Blogger Calico Jack said...

Gene had a remarkable career and will be missed dearly by the Raider family.

He was the only player to participate in 3 SBs in 3 separate decades (SBII/1967 season; SBXI 1976 season; SBXV 1981 season).

15 years with the Raiders and the following accomplishments:

* 7x Pro Bowl Selection
* 11x All Pro Selection
* NFL 75th anniversary All Time Team
* NFL 1970's All Decade Team

Gene Upshaw & Art Shell is the best guard/tackle combo in the history of the NFL, hands down.

It is my hope that the Raiders and the entire NFL honors Gene this season. #63 should adorn the Raiders uniform/helmet this season.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Tooz 72 said...

Agreed, Calico. A warrior, gentleman and Raider. There are not many we can say that about.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Leighraider said...

When you look at the film of Gene playing it is clear that he would be just as dominant a player in today's league too.Definitely a Raider icon and should be honoured in some way all season by the players.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Nike Air Force One said...

R.I.P. Gene

8:28 AM  

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