During the Raiders’ minicamp, suddenly there were two number 60s on the field. One on offense, one on defense. But a quick look at the roster shows there is no number 60 on the team. Those two players were in attendance on a tryout, with neither initially receiving a contract offer. If you dig a a little deeper you realize that no one has worn that number for the Raiders in 7 years.
That player was Daniel Loper who wore the number 60 for ten games in 2010. Prior to him, the last time a player had worn it was 1991 when Rory Graves wore it.
That just seems strange to me. It’s a number that can be worn by both offensive and defensive linemen, so it would seem like it would be a bit more common than once in 26 years.
Who wore it best: DT Otis Sistrunk (1972-79)
The big defensive tackle went undrafted in 1972 as he didn't go to college. He went into the Marines out of high school and went on to play in the semi-pro Continental Football League. He fit right in with the Raiders of the 70s down to his bio in the program listing his college as ‘University of Mars' which was short for Marines.
He stands third all-time with 77 consecutive starts to begin his career. In his third year in the league, he was named All AFC. In 1976 he was moved to defensive end in the Raiders' 3-4 alignment and was instrumental in the Raiders winning their first Super Bowl that year. He spent seven seasons in the NFL, all with the Raiders.