As we approach the team’s first preseason game, we know the season is right around the corner. Just over a month now at 32 days. Here’s who is wearing the number 32 for the Raiders right now.
CB Antonio Hamilton
Hamilton went undrafted out of South Carolina State in 2016. He showed enough in camp for the team to hold onto him in on the regular season roster. He appeared in four games last season, returning this year to take another shot at making the roster.
He will again be vying for the final roster spot with several others including undrafted rookie Breon Borders, former seventh round pick Dexter McDonald, and fellow second year undrafted corner Kenneth Durden.
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.