We now hit the two-month mark from the Raiders regular season opener and a little over a month from their preseason opener. And with that we look at the number 62. After seeing one great Raiders offensive lineman after another in the 60s, we return to the defensive line for the number 62
Who wore it best: NT Reggie Kinlaw (1979-84)
Back in the days when nose tackles were a bit lighter, the 6-2, 245-pound Kinlaw manned the middle of the Raiders defensive line. The Raiders chose him in the 12th round of the 1979 draft and he was the fulltime starting nose tackle for them for both of their Super Bowl wins in the 80s. He played a total of six seasons with the Raiders and went on to play two seasons in Seattle.
Who's wearing it now: No one
Who wore it last: C Jeremy Newberry (2007)
This Antioch native and Cal alum spent the first seven seasons of his NFL career with the 49ers where he went to two Pro Bowls at the center position. He played just one season in Oakland, starting 14 games in which he appeared. He took over for the injured Jake Grove that season, but ultimately the job was Grove's as he was a second round pick and the team wanted to see if he was going to pan out. Those hopes lasted one more season before they let him walk and sign with the Dolphins (where he lasted one season before washing out of the league while the player they cut to sign Grove - Samson Satele - signed with the Raiders and had a pretty good career after that with the Raiders and Colts. Whoops.)