Daryle Lamonica was the first real star quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. He came on in the 1960’s and really helped put the team on the map. He had a strong arm and was not afraid to show it off by heaving the ball downfield, just like coach and owner Al Davis wanted.
Lamonica’s long throws were legendary in the old American Football League which was known for wide open offenses. Who were his favorite receivers though during his career? Here are the top receivers based on number of touchdown receptions caught from Daryle Lamonica.
Fred Biletnikoff – 41
Warren Wells – 33
Billy Cannon – 17
Raymond Chester – 17
Bill Miller – 7
Even casual fans will recognize the name of Pro Football Hall of Fame member and Raiders legend Fred Biletnikoff, but many of the other names on that list may only be known by true Raiders fans, people who know their football, and those that watched those great teams of that era play.