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Silver Minings: Former Raider Tim Brown looks back at being drafted

Brown was one of the greatest draft picks in Raiders’ history

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Tim Brown is undoubtedly one of the greatest players in Raiders’ history. He was selected by the team with the sixth overall pick in the 1988 NFL draft.

After becoming the first wide receiver to ever win the Heisman Trophy, Brown went on to have a Hall of Fame career with the Raiders. During his 16 years with the organization, he caught 1,070 passes for 14,737 yards and 99 touchdowns.

With yesterday being the anniversary of Brown being drafted by the Raiders, Brown sat down with the team and took a trip down memory lane to share memories of his experience getting drafted by the Silver and Black.

Here are all the records that Brown set during his NFL career:

  • NFL rookie-season record for most combined yards gained, with 2,317 (1988).
  • NFL record 10 consecutive seasons with at least 75 receptions.
  • NFL record for consecutive seasons with at least five touchdowns receptions (11) - shared with Marvin Harrison, Don Hutson, Cris Carter, Terrell Owens, Frank Gore and Jerry Rice.
  • NFL record for being the oldest player ever to score a touchdown on special teams - (35 years, 140 days) 85-yard punt return.
  • NFL record for most consecutive games with two receptions (147 games, 1993–2002).
  • NFL record for being the oldest player with 12+ receptions in a single game - (36 years, 97 days): 10/27/02 @ KC Chiefs, 13 receptions, 144 receiving yards.
  • NFL record for consecutive starts by a wide receiver: 176.
  • Only player to have 1,600 receiving yards against four different teams (Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Seahawks).

Holds the following team records with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders:

  • Touchdowns (104)
  • Receiving (14,734 yards, 1,070 receptions, 99 touchdowns)
  • Punt return (3,272 punt-return yards, 320 punt returns, 3 punt returns for touchdowns)
  • All-purpose yards (19,431)
  • Yards from scrimmage (14,924)

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