Countdown to 2020: Best Raiders player to wear No. 79 all-time
Harry Schuh (1965-1970)
In a 1965 AFL Draft that featured Joe Namath, the Oakland Raiders selected Harry Schuh with the No. 3 overall pick. While Schuh would not go on to have the same kind of national fame that Namath did, he was extremely important to the Raiders franchise, serving as their starting right tackle through six seasons.
Schuh was one of the anchors along an offensive line that dominated the AFL, and he was twice named an AFL All-Star. In fact, it was the work of the offensive line that helped propel the Raiders to an AFL title in 1967, clearing their way to 13-1 regular season record, and a berth in Super Bowl II, where they would go on to lose to the Green Bay Packers.
A 1970 Pro Bowler for the Raiders as they made their way to the NFL, Schuh was traded away after that season, and would go on to finish his career with the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers. Schuh was honored by the organization when he was named to the all-time team, and certainly is more than deserving of the honor of being the best No. 79 in team history.