Oakland Raiders Saddened by Death of Former Player

August 02, 2017Aug 02, 2017

The Oakland Raiders are saddened to learn of the death of one of their former players. According to the  USA Today, Dave Grayson has passed away.

Grayson was 78 at the time of his death. At this time, no official word on how he died has been released. Players, staff, and fans all took to social media to mourn his passing.


According to the article, Grayson played 139 career games with the Raiders, Dallas Texans and Kansas City Chiefs. He had 48 career interceptions, including five returned for touchdowns.

Grayson actually played football a long time ago, when the NFL and AFL were two separate leagues. later, they merged into the current NFL system we have today.


According to NBC Sports, After Grayson signed with the Texans they moved to Kansas City and changed their name to the Chiefs, and Grayson emerged as one of the top players on their defense, earning his first AFL All-Pro selection in 1964.

Grayson also played for the Cowboys and Raiders during his career. In 1970, he was inducted into the AFL’s All-Time Team.


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