Las Vegas Raiders: 50 greatest players in franchise history

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. RT. Memphis State Tigers. Harry Schuh. 43. player. 28

Back when the Raiders were firmly in the AFL, they took an All-American offensive lineman out of Memphis State No. 3 overall in 1965. That player turned out to be multi-time AFL-All Star and 1970 Pro Bowler Harry Schuh. Schuh would be a big reason for the Raiders’ success for the rest of the 1960s.

Oakland would win the 1967 AFL Championship, before falling to the Green Bay Packers in what would be later known as Super Bowl II. That was Schuh’s first trip to the AFL All-Star Game, a year in which he started in all 14 regular-season games for the Silver and Black. Two years later would prove to be his best season as a professional.

After missing out on the 1968 AFL All-Star Game, Schuh would make a triumphant return to the exhibition contest. He not only reached his second AFL All-Star Game, but would make the AFL All-League team as well. After the AFL/NFL Merger in 1970, Schuh would continue to play at a high level and reach his third professional football All-Star game in the inaugural AFC/NFC Pro Bowl.

Schuh’s tenure with the Raiders wasn’t very long. He would leave the team in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams before the 1971 NFL season, where he would play the next three seasons. Schuh would play his final NFL season with the 1974 Packers before retiring. He is a member of the Raiders’ All-Time Team at right tackle of course.