Legendary Raiders linebackers have worn the No. 55 in team history
Dan Conners (1964-1974)
The Oakland Raiders made Dan Conners a second round pick in the 1964 AFL Draft, selecting the punishing linebacker out of the University of Miami (FL). Playing his entire career with the franchise, Conners was a key member of some of the better defenses in team history, cementing his place as one of the better linebackers the franchise has ever seen.
Conners wore the Silver and Black from 1964 through the 1974 campaign, moving with the Raiders from the AFL to the NFL. During his time in the AFL, he was one of the best in the game, making the AFL All-Star team three seasons in a row from 1967 through 1969, and was named to many All-Pro lists.
With a nose for the ball, Conners racked up 15 interceptions in his career while recovering 16 fumbles. He appeared in 141 games for the franchise, making 110 starts, and was a backbone on a defense that had a .718 winning percentage during his career. In his final season in 1974, he appeared in all 14 games, hauling in three interceptions.