Hall of Famer and former Raiders quarterback, George Blanda, attends the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Raiders at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 6, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won 34-21. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
The Grand Old Man
This Aug. 15, 1970 file photo shows Kicker George Blanda quarterback of the Oakland Raiders. The Oakland Raiders say Hall of Fame quarterback George Blanda has died, Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. He was 83.
George Blanda was a sub quarterback and kicking specialist of the Oakland Raiders.
George Blanda of the University of Kentucky Wildcats poses for a portrait circa 1947 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.
Man of action
Quarterback/Kicker George Blanda of the Houston Oilers drops back to pass during a circa mid 1960's NFL football game. Blanda played for the Oilers from 1960-66.
Blanda played in a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Detroit Lions on November 26, 1970, at Tiger Stadium.
It's got the leg!
Oakland Raiders kicker George Blanda, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 1981, kicks the game-winning kick in overtime during a 26-23 victory over the Washington Redskins on November 23, 1975, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
Letting it fly
Quarterback/Kicker George Blanda of the Oakland Raiders throws a deep pass against the Baltimore Colts during the NFL football AFC Conference Championship game January 3, 1971 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Colts won the game 27 -17. Blanda played for the Raiders from 1967-75.
Welcome to the Hall
Former Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers, and Oakland Raiders kicker/quarterback George Blanda at his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction on August 1, 1981, at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
Legend to legend
Quarterback/Kicker George Blanda and head coach John Madden of the Oakland Raiders talk strategy with one another on the sidelines during a circa early 1970's NFL football game.
Watching the win
Hall of Famer and former Raiders quarterback, George Blanda, attends the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Raiders at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 6, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won 34-21.