Las Vegas Raiders: 50 greatest players in franchise history

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Lincoln Kennedy, Oakland Raiders
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28. . RT. Washington Huskies. Lincoln Kennedy. 34. player

Throughout the years, the Raiders have had some great players along their offensive line. During their last trip to the Super Bowl, the standout player upfront for the Silver and Black was right tackle, Lincoln Kennedy.

Kennedy starred collegiately for the Washington Huskies before spending his first three NFL seasons with the team that drafted him in the Atlanta Falcons.

After three underwhelming years in Atlanta, Kennedy would join the Raiders in 1996. He would spend the final eight seasons of his NFL career with the Silver and Black before retiring after the 2003 NFL season. Kennedy got better with age, as he made the Pro Bowl in three of his final four seasons in the league.

He would earn his first Pro Bowl nod in 2000 where he started all 16 games of the year at right tackle. Kennedy would follow that breakout year up with two more great years in 2001 and 2002. The 2002 NFL season would prove to be Kennedy’s best season as a professional. He would be named first-team All-Pro, as the Raiders would make their most recent run to the Super Bowl.

While the Raiders faded away quickly under former head coach Bill Callahan, Kennedy would stand as yet another prominent building block for elite offensive line play in Silver and Black. Many consider Kennedy to be the best right tackle to have ever played for the Raiders. Regardless, he is easily one of the best offensive tackles to have ever played for this proud franchise.