Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Report: Raiders legend Ben Davidson dies


Legendary Raider Ben Davidson, whose handlebar mustache and gravelly voice were as distinctive as his pass-rushing skills, reportedly has died of prostate cancer at 72, CSNBayarea reports

Former Raiders coach John Madden broke the news on KCBS radio Tuesday.
Davidson was considered a giant of the era at 6-foot-8, 270 pounds. He starred as a defensive end in Oakland (1964-1971) after playing his first three professional seasons with Green Bay (1961) and Washington (1962-63).
He was an American Football League All-Star in 1966, 1967, and 1968.

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