Countdown to 2020: Best Raiders player to wear No. 54 all-time
Greg Biekert (1993-2001)
Looking at the history of the Raiders franchise, the man who worn the No. 54 best during his time with the team was a guy they drafted in the seventh round. The Los Angeles Raiders selected Greg Biekert in the seventh round of the 1993 NFL Draft, making him the 181st overall selection, but he would round into one of the better linebackers in team history.
Biekert patrolled the middle of the Raiders defense for nine seasons, leading them in tackles for six of those campaigns, including four years straight from 1998 through the 2001 season. An absolute tackling machine, Biekert is widely known as the man who fell on the Tom Brady “fumble” during the 2001 AFC Divisional Round, a game that has gone down in history as the “Tuck Rule” game.
That would actually be the last game Biekert ever played for the franchise, as he went over to Minnesota to play for the Vikings his final two years, starting all 32 games. He played the game with incredible tenacity, had a nose for the ball, and for someone who was picked so late in the draft, he certainly carved himself out a tremendous NFL career.