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Silver Minings: Former Raider Mike Davis dies at 65

Davis played 10 seasons at safety with the Raiders

There was sad news yesterday, as former Raider Mike Davis passed away at the age of 65. He played safety during his 10 seasons with the franchise, helping them win two Super Bowls.

Here’s the statement that the Raiders issued on their website.

“The Raiders Family is deeply saddened by the passing of Mike Davis. Mike made one of the most famous plays in franchise history, the “Red Right 88” interception to clinch the 1980 AFC Divisional playoff game in Cleveland. The win secured a place in the AFC Championship Game for the Raiders, who would then go on to win Super Bowl XV.

Mike was a beloved teammate, friend and cherished part of our family. The thoughts and prayers of the Raider Nation are with Mike’s family: Mary, Mike Jr. and Allen. Mike will forever be in our hearts and minds.”

During his time with the Raiders, Davis made 83 starts and had 11 interceptions. His most memorable moment with the team was his interception to help the Raiders advance and eventually move on to a Super Bowl title during the 1980 campaign.

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