Raymond Chester

Raymond Chester

Raymond Chester was selected in the first round of the 1970 NFL draft and became an instant star, winning NFL rookie of the year honors after catching 42 passes for 556 yards and seven touchdowns. He also formed a friendship with owner Al Davis which lasted until...read more
Bob Ladouceur

Bob Ladouceur

Under Bob Ladouceur, the football records at De La Salle High School in Concord look made up or misprinted. In 34 seasons, his Spartans won 399 games, the most in California history, lost 25 and tied three for a winning percentage of 93.4%, the highest among any prep...read more
Tim Brown

Tim Brown

When the Raiders returned to their original home in Oakland in 1995, after 13 seasons in Los Angeles, they brought one superstar with them. His name was Tim Brown. In the wake of winning the Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame and being drafted in the first round by the...read more
Brent Jones

Brent Jones

Brent Jones spent his entire athletic career—prep, college and professional—in the Bay Area, going from Leland High in San Jose to Santa Clara University to the San Francisco 49ers. He was the thirrd tight end taken in the 1986 NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers in...read more
Tom Flores

Tom Flores

Tom Flores is, along with Mike Ditka, one of only two people to win a Super Bowl as a player, an assistant coach and a head coach. Born in Sanger, California, Flores played quarterback for College of Pacific (now University of Pacific), which he attended on an...read more
Gene Washington

Gene Washington

After starring at Long Beach Poly, Gene Washington played under John Ralston at Stanford. He switched from quarterback to receiver after his sophomore year and led Stanford in receptions for his last two years, catching 71 passes for 1117 yards as a senior, with Jim...read more