Raiders No. 33s have dominated on both sides of the ball
Eddie Anderson, Safety: 1987-1997
Eddie Anderson is the player who has had the most recent success in the number 33, and in his ten-year tenure with the Raiders, he racked up 19 interceptions while taking three back to score. Anderson added to his resume of being a consummate ball-hawk by picking up an additional seven fumble recoveries.
A punishing safety for a decade in the Silver and Black, Anderson also forced four fumbles, and also has a piece of Raiders history. His 102-yard interception return against the Miami Dolphins is still a team record, and probably the play he is most remembered for.
Kenny King, Running Back: 1980-1985
Many players have worn the number 33 for the franchise, but few have had as many accomplishments as the great running back turned full back, Kenny King. King was acquired in a trade in 1980 with the Houston Oilers and quickly became one of the top weapons on the Raiders 1980 Super Bowl winning roster.
King’s 89-yard run from the line of scrimmage against the San Diego Chargers still stands today as the Raiders’ fifth longest run. King later went on that season to record a then-record 80-yard touchdown reception in Super Bowl XV.
When Marcus Allen was drafted, King moved to fullback, where he was mostly utilized to clear the way for the young running back. Today, King ranks 10th on Bleacher Report’s top-10 Raiders running backs of all-time.