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Biletnikoff, Frederick (Fred)

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Born: 1943 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Football Player

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1943 - Born on the 23rd of February in Erie, Pennsylvania.

1965 - After college, he was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the American Football League draft, and by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the NFL Draft.

1965-1978 - Wide receiver for Oakland Raiders.

1977 - He was awarded the Super Bowl MVP.

1980 - Played one season with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

1982 - Served on the coaching staff of the Orange Glen High School.

1983 - Coached Palomar Junior College.

1984 - He coached the Diablo Valley Junior College.

1985 - Served as Coach of the Oakland Invaders, Arizona Wranglers and Calgary Stampeders.

1988 - He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on 30th of July.

1991 - Voted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

1994 - The Fred Biletnikoff Award, awarded annually to the best wide receiver in college football.

1999 - Biletnikoff was ranked number 94 on The Sporting News' list of the "100 Greatest Football Players".

2007 - On 31st of January, he retired as the wide receivers coach for the Oakland Raiders.

 


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