Las Vegas Raiders: 15 best linebackers of all-time
Best linebackers in Las Vegas Raiders history: 11. Aaron Wallance
When it comes to collegiate stars at the linebacker position drafted by the Raiders, Aaron Wallace has to be near the top of that list. Wallace attended Texas A&M which has produced recent stars like Von Miller and Myles Garrett. Of those three, take a guess who holds the school record for sacks?
That’s right, Wallace is A&M’s all-time sack leader with 42 in his four years. That pass-rushing ability translated at the higher level as well. Wallace finished his NFL career with 21 sacks, including nine in his rookie season.
Wallace’s eight year NFL career was all spent with the Raiders, which seems to be quite the trend on this list. He finished his career with 102 games played. However, only 35 of those games were starts. Wallace was more valuable as a rotating piece, staying fresh throughout the game due to his knack for getting after the quarterback.
Wallace retired after the 1998 season after really losing his place in his final two seasons. The team was struggling and moved away from the aging Wallace. He had a brief coaching career and has a son that attended UCLA and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans. I guess football runs in the Wallace family.