George Blanda: May You Rest in Peace

Tony from NBCorrespondent ISeptember 27, 2010

The Oakland Raiders said goodbye to another Raider Legend, as George Blanda has passed away at the age of 83.

The Raiders released this statement mourning Blanda's passing: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of the great George Blanda. George was a brave Raider and a close personal friend of Raiders owner Al Davis."

Blanda spent 26 seasons in the NFL as a quarterback and kicker while playing for three different teams. He spent 10 seasons with Chicago, seven with the Houston Oilers, and nine with the Raiders before retiring in 1976 at the age of 48.

Blanda was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 1, 1981.

Rest in Peace, "Grand Old Man."