Oakland Raiders: Top Ten Running Backs In Team History

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No. 3 Clem Daniels

At 6’1″ and 220 pounds back in the ’60s, Clem Daniels was a freaky combination of size, speed and power with a lot of skill. Daniels would be considered a big, strong and fast running back in today’s game so imagine what he was back in the ’60s.

Al Davis, who had just gone to Oakland, recognized his skills and used them to make Daniels the MVP of the AFL and himself the Coach of the Year.

Why he’s this high

Daniels is the Raiders’ No. 3 rusher, No. 16 receiver and No. 5 touchdown scorer of all time and changed the game in doing so. Davis was among the first to use running backs as receivers, and the first to use running backs in the vertical game and Daniels was a big part of it.

To go with his MVP, two All-Pros and four Pro Bowls, Daniels led the Raiders to an AFL Championship and is the AFL’s all-time leading rusher.

Why he’s not higher

Daniels AFL Championship counts because the AFL was its own league, but Daniels’ Raiders lost to the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl after. No. 1 and No. 2 on this list are higher on the Raiders’ all-time rushing list and the have Super Bowl wins on their side.