With 72 days left before the Raiders Week 1 game against the Carolina Panthers, we look back at the illustrious franchise history of jersey No. 72.
Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at the best players to wear the specific jersey number in Raiders history that corresponds with how many days are left before the team’s Week 1 matchup with the Carolina Panthers. That game will open up a new era of Raiders football, as the team moves to Las Vegas in 2020.
While we usually name one guy who was the best to ever wear the jersey number, we are changing things up a bit for jersey No. 72. Looking back on the history of the organization, there have been too many star players to choose from in terms of No. 72, so we take a look at a handful of them here.
In recent memory, Donald Penn comes to mind, as he donned the number from 2014 through the 2018 season. A Pro Bowl left tackle for the Silver and Black early on, Penn was a key member along an offensive line that saw the Raiders make it back to the playoffs during the 2016 season after a 14-year drought.
Penn would eventually move to the right side when Kolton Miller was drafted, and was released in March of 2019.
Here are three other No. 72 who undoubtedly left their mark in franchise history, starting in chronological order with Tooz.