As we come upon the Raiders final camp practice before their preseason opener, we reach 32 days until their regular season opener. We mark this day with the best number 32 in Raiders history. There have been a couple really good ones, but I must choose one, and the choice is rather obvious.
Who wore it best: RB Marcus Allen (1982-92)
Though his career as a Raiders didn't end on good terms, it sure started well. The former Heisman Trophy winner was the team's first round pick in 1982 and was named Rookie of the Year with 11 touchdowns and nearly 700 yards in 9 games during the strike shortened season.
His second season he helped lead the Raiders to the Super Bowl where he had probably the greatest run in Super Bowl history for a 72-yard touchdown in a win over the Redskins. In total, he ran for a then Super Bowl record 191 yards and was named Super Bowl MVP.
From there he went on to make four-straight Pro Bowls, including running for 1759 yards and 11 touchdowns with a total of 2314 yards from scrimmage and 14 TD's in 1985 to be named NFL MVP. The Raiders drafted Bo Jackson in 1988 and by 1989, Jackson began taking the bulk of the carries. Soon a fallout between Allen and Al Davis would have Allen benched, starting just two games over two seasons and it appeared as if Davis was attempting to ruin Allen's career, who in 1993 at the age of 32, he joined the Chiefs where he would spend the final five seasons of his career.
In total, Allen went to six Pro Bowls, was named All Pro twice, NFL MVP, and Super Bowl MVP. He still holds the Raiders all-time rushing mark with 8545 yards as well as rushing touchdowns (79). He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.
Who's wearing it now: CB Rob Daniel
And undrafted rookie corner out of BYU. This San Jose native is hoping to break thru and make the Raiders roster. He has a tough climb up the depth chart to make that happen.