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Former Prairie View A&M and Pro Football great Clem Daniels passes away

Clem Daniels is a central figure in Oakland Raiders history.

Clem Daniels, a star at Prairie View A&M University before embarking on a pro football career has died. Daniels passed away Saturday at the age of 81.

Daniels is best known as an Oakland Raider but he began his Pro Football career with the Dallas Texans in 1960.

He spent seven years with Oakland where he went on to become the leading rusher in the 10-year history of the American Football League. 

In 1963, Daniels rushed for 1,099 yards and three touchdowns en route to being named the AFL Most Valuable Player. He also caught 30 passes for 685 yards and five scores.

Daniels was named to the Pro Bowl four times and to the All-Pro team twice before finishing his career in 1968 with the San Francisco 49ers.

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  1. alzadox

    March 28, 2019 at 3:56 am

    R.I.P. Clem Daniels, Legendary Raider RB, AMAZING HUMAN BEING: Oakland Community Leader, and Civil Rights Activist who influenced Al Davis; leader in AFL All Star game boycott 1965: ……………”When racism drove the AFL All-Star game out of New Orleans”

    https://www.silverandblackpride.com/2019/3/27/18285075/r-i-p-clem-daniels-legendary-rb-oakland-community-leader-and-civil?_ga=2.16052339.475397402.1553650487-340165071.1552980582#main_comment_form

    Maliik @Obee1ne write about the Raiders. #HBCUAlum #RIPDad #FullPressCoverage #HBCUGameday
    https://twitter.com/Obee1ne/status/892598256319987712

    great article by Oakland Tribune writer Monte Poole mostly re: Clem Daniels relationship with Al Davis and the Raiders, encounters with racism, and more
    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/raiders/remembering-raiders-legend-clem-daniels-afls-all-time-leading-rusher

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