George Blanda's final season with the Raiders was 1975. Fred Steinfort began the 1976 season as the Raiders place kicker but was replaced in Week 8 by Errol Mann. Mann finished the season and was the Raiders kicker in 1977 and 1978.
George Blanda retired from Professional Football in the preseason of 1976. He was on the Raiders team through pre-season. The Raiders had drafter Fred Steinfort and everyone knew that he would be the kicker for the Raiders but the Raiders kept George on the team in case there were any problems.
The Raiders punter before Ray Guy was Jerry DePoyster in 1971 and 1972. Prior to DePoyster, Mike Eischeid was the Raiders punter from 1966-1970.
George Blanda, who was the Oakland Raiders kicker, was also a backup QB. In 1975, at the age of 48, he played in one game and completed 1 of 3 passes for 11 yards.
No George Blanda played QB, in relief of the injured Daryl Lamonica, at age 43. He continued playing for the Raiders (as a kicker) until he was 48!
His 26-season career spanned an amazing 4 decades. George Blanda is a Hall of Fame-elected, retired quarterback/kicker.George Blanda played for the following teams:Chicago BearsBaltimore ColtsHouston OilersOakland Raiders
he was a qb for the Oakland Raiders.
George Blanda and Ray Guy
Hall of Fame NFL kicker George Blanda was 83 years old when he died on September 27, 2010 (birthdate: September 17, 1927).
George Blanda played 27 years in the NFL mostly at QB and kicker, but he even played some linebacker in his early days. He played for the Bears, Raiders, Oilers and 1 game for the Baltimore Colts.