Las Vegas Raiders: 50 greatest players in franchise history

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RB. Colgate Raiders. Marv Hubbard. 45. player. 28.

The Raiders made a great selection in the 1969 AFL Draft out of Colgate University. They landed a solid running back in the form of Marv Hubbard. Hubbard would play seven of his eight professional football seasons for the Silver and Black before retiring after the 1977 NFL season when he was with the Detroit Lions.

After playing sparingly his first two years in the league in 1969 and 1970, Hubbard saw his role expanded in 1971. Hubbard would start in 11 of the 14 regular-season games that year. He would make his first trip to the Pro Bowl, as he rushed for 867 yards on 181 carries for five touchdowns. Hubbard would rattle off three straight trips to the Pro Bowl during his prime with the Raiders in the early 1970s.

His best season with the Silver and Black came in 1972 when he rushed for 1,100 yards on 219 carries for four touchdowns. Hubbard would nearly eclipse 1,000 rushing yards for the second time in 1973 but only managed 903 rushing yards that season. That would mark his final trip to the Pro Bowl as well.

Hubbard would see his career wind down as the shoulder injuries mounted. He only played in half of the games in 1975. Though he was on the team in 1976, Hubbard spent the entire Super Bowl XI season on injured reserve. He would briefly play for the Lions before retiring. In his Raiders career, Hubbard rushed for 4,394 yards on 913 carries for 22 touchdowns. Hubbard also had 79 grabs for 592 yards and a touchdown as a receiver in Raiders uniform.