Oakland Raiders: Top Ten Running Backs In Team History

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No. 4: Kenny King

For the Raiders fans that were around in 1980, who could forget the sight of Kenny King carrying the ball like a loaf of bread en route to an 80-yard touchdown catch and run.

Al Davis traded for King that year because of his versatility and speed to make big plays like that which he and quarterback Jim Plunkett combined for a Super Bowl record for longest touchdown pass until Brett Favre and Antonio Freeman broke it in Super Bowl XXXI.

Why he’s this high

The speedy, versatile King is No. 16 on the Raiders all-time rushing list and could catch the ball well out of the backfield. He showed that versatility by unselfishly moving to fullback to block for Marcus Allen when he was drafted by the  Raiders.

He helped the Raiders win Super Bowl XV with 93 yards receiving out of the backfield and Super Bowl XVIII by blocking for the MVP of the game (Allen).

Why he’s not higher

The top three on this list were truly special and game changers that put the Raiders offense on their back at times. They all had better individual statistics to further confirm just what they did for the Raiders in their respective times as Raiders.

They also had some kind of hardware to validate them as valuable pieces that increase the chance of winning championships.