Frederick S. “Fred” Biletnikoff (February 23, 1943-) played at wide receiver for 14 years with the Oakland Raiders (1965-1978) setting numerous Raider and NFL records as well as an NCAA record for longest interception return for a touchdown (99 yards). Hall of Famer Deion Sanders broke his 99-yard record in 1988 scoring a 100-yard TD. The Oakland Raiders took Fred in the second round of the 1965 AFL Draft out of Florida State University, but he was also selected by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the 1965 NFL Draft. The All-American from FSU chose to play in Oakland where he put together an excellent resume running route and catching passes from Tom Flores, Daryle Lamonica and George Blanda, among others. Biletnikoff had grace, speed, poise, height and strength as well as great hands. He was notorious for his use of Stickum on his hands for better gripping ability when catching the football. Extremely durable, Fred missed only eight games during his 14-year career due to injury. He led the American Football League in receiving yards per reception (21.9) in 1967 and led the NFL in receptions (61) in 1971. Biletnikoff helped lead the Raiders to the 1967 AFL League Championship and also the 1976 Super Bowl XI championship where he earned MVP honors. Fred was a two-time All-Pro First Team selection and appeared in six NFL Pro Bowls. Fred Biletnikoff ended his NFL career with 8,974 receiving yards and 76 touchdowns on 589 receptions. In 190 games, Biletnikoff scored 462 total points on 77 all-purpose touchdowns. In 1980, Biletnikoff spent one season with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Fred Biletnikoff was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991. Following his playing career, Fred began a second career coaching on every level finally retiring from football in 2006.