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Raiders Countdown to Kickoff: 28: Who wore it best, who's wearing it now

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Kirby Lee - USA Today Sports

It's Sunday, so we're exactly four weeks from the Raiders 2015 regular season opener. With 28 days until meaningful football, we look at the best to wear the number 28 and the man the Raiders will be making a run at be the next great 28.

Who wore it best: RB Clarence Davis (1971-78)

Back in those days, the Raiders feature backs were big brutes who churned out yards and wore out defenses. For eight seasons, though, Clarence Davis was the speedy, change-of-pace back in those offenses which kept the defense on their toes. Davis also came up big in the biggest moments. He is probably most famous for catching the game-winning touchdown from Ken Stabler in the 'Sea of Hands' game against the Dolphins in 1974. And in the team's Super Bowl win in 1976, he ran for 137 yards on 16 carries to help lead the Raiders to their first Super Bowl. He also ran for 54 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Championship win over the Steelers.

Who's wearing it now: RB  Latavius Murray

A sixth round pick in 2013, Murray missed his rookie season with an injury. He returned to the lineup in 2014, and after being seldom used over the first part of the season -- an 0-10 stretch by the Raiders -- he broke out to help lead the Raiders to their first win of the season in week 12 against the Chiefs. In that game he ran for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns on four carries. One of his touchdowns was from 90 yards out. He would run for 417 yards in just six games and helped the Raiders go 3-3 to finish out the season. The 6-3, 230-pound back has cemented himself as the Raiders feature back heading into this season and they have some high hopes for him.