NFL Legend George Blanda Dies at Age 83

George Blanda, former Oakland Raider anf NFL legend, died Monday September 27, at the age of 83. Blanda was the only man to play throughout four decades – the 40′s, 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s.

The Raiders released this statement mourning Blanda’s passing: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of the great George Blanda. George was a brave Raider and a close personal friend of Raiders owner Al Davis.”

Blanda played 26 seasons and an NFL record 340 games as a quarterback and kicker for the Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders.

Blanda was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981.

Source: USA Today

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