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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Raiders Hall of Fame QB George Blanda dies at 83 - NFL- NBC Sports

Raiders Hall of Fame QB George Blanda dies at 83 - NFL- NBC Sports: "ALAMEDA, Calif. - George Blanda, the seemingly ageless Hall of Fame quarterback and kicker whose 26-year career was best remembered for a remarkable run of late-game theatrics with the Oakland Raiders, has died. He was 83.

The Raiders confirmed the death Monday and issued a statement saying 'we are deeply saddened by the passing of the great George Blanda. George was a brave Raider and a close personal friend of Raiders owner Al Davis.'

Blanda retired a month shy of his 49th birthday before the 1976 season, playing longer than anyone else in pro football history. He spent 10 seasons with the Chicago Bears, part of one with the Baltimore Colts, seven with the Houston Oilers and his final nine with the Raiders."

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