Oakland Raiders Name Game: Let's Learn the Players' Names

Honor Warren Wells TheTorch@dbintayaelSenior Writer IIJuly 15, 2010

DENVER - DECEMBER 20:  Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders reacts on the bench during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High on December 20, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 20-19.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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You probably already know all of the names of the players on the Oakland Raiders roster. I challenged my associates to learn the names. The easy way to start was to learn the names of the guys with the same last name.

Here is a list of the five groups of guys with the same last name and of the entire roster. The names of the men who have the same last name are underlined:


# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College
84Adeniji, Damola WR6-321523ROregon State
21Asomugha, Nnamdi CB6-2210298California
69Barnes, Khalif T6-5325286Washington
32Bennett, Michael RB5-92053110Wisconsin
10Bodiford, Shaun WR5-11185284Portland State
7Boller, Kyle QB6-3220297California
73Boschetti, Ryan DT6-4310286UCLA
30Boyd, Jerome S6-2225242Oregon
33Branch, Tyvon SS6-0205233Connecticut
57 Brown, Ricky LB6-2235265 Boston College
27 Brown, Stevie S5-1121522R Michigan
90Bryant, Desmond DT6-5290242Harvard
29Bush, Michael RB6-1245263Louisville
74 Campbell, Bruce G/T6-631522R Maryland
8 Campbell, Jason QB6-5230286 Auburn
66Carlisle, Cooper G6-52953211Florida
25Cartwright, Rock RB5-8215309Kansas State
59Condo, Jon LS6-3250285Maryland
78Cooper, Chris DT6-5285328Nebraska-Omaha
71Daniels, Alex DE6-426023RCincinnati
31Eugene, Hiram FS6-2200295Louisiana Tech
13Figurs, Yamon WR5-11185284Kansas State
12Ford, Jacoby WR5-918522RClemson
3Frye, Charlie QB6-4220286Akron
76Gallery, Robert G6-7325297Iowa
48Goethel, Travis LB6-224022RArizona State
5Gradkowski, Bruce QB6-1220275Toledo
52Groves, Quentin LB6-3265263Auburn
97Gunheim, Greyson DE6-5265243Washington
67Heard, Kellen DT6-635524RMemphis
79 Henderson, John DT6-7335319 Tennessee
75 Henderson, Mario T6-7300254 Florida St ate
85Heyward-Bey, Darrius WR6-2210232Maryland
15Higgins, Johnnie Lee WR5-11185264Texas-El Paso
17Holland, Jonathan WR6-1195253Louisiana Tech
99Houston, Lamarr">Houston, Lamarr DE6-330523RTexas
53Howard, Thomas OLB6-3240275Texas-El Paso
16Hubbard, Paul WR6-2225251Wisconsin
24Huff, Michael FS6-1205275Texas
11Janikowski, Sebastian K6-22503211Florida State
37Johnson, Chris CB6-1200307Louisville
94Joseph, William DT6-5310307Miami (Fla.)
93Kelly, Tommy DT6-6300297Mississippi State
9Lechler, Shane P6-22253311Texas A&M
60Loper, Daniel G6-6320286Texas Tech
55McClain, Rolando LB6-325521RAlabama
20 McFadden, Darren RB6-2210223 Arkansas
22 McFadden, Walter CB5-1018023R Auburn
89 Miller, Nick WR5-9180232 Southern Utah
80 Miller, Zach TE6-5255244 Arizona State
34Mitchell, Mike SS6-1220232Ohio University
40Moline, Chane FB6-025022RUCLA
51Morris, Chris C6-4305275Michigan State
18Murphy, Louis WR6-2200232Florida
83Myers, Brandon TE6-4250242Iowa
56Nixon, David LB6-3235252Brigham Young
58Norris, Slade LB6-3245242Oregon State
82Owens, John TE6-3255309Notre Dame
65Parsons, Alex OL6-430022RUSC
72Pears, Erik T6-8305285Colorado State
28Porter, Joe DB5-10205242Rutgers
45Reece, Marcel RB6-3240252Washington
98Richardson, Jay DE6-6280264Ohio State
63Rodd, Brandon G6-4305241Arizona State
26Routt, Stanford CB6-1195266Houston
64Satele, Samson C6-3300254Hawaii
81Schilens, Chaz WR6-4225243San Diego State
91Scott, Trevor DE6-5255253Buffalo
92Seymour, Richard DE6-63103010Georgia
77Shaughnessy, Matt DE6-5270232Wisconsin
61Smith, Allen G6-430024RStanford
86Stewart, Tony TE6-52603010Penn State
36Thomas, Joey CB6-1190295Montana State
41Tonga, Manase FB5-1124526RBYU
68Veldheer, Jared T/C6-831523RHillsdale
70Walker, Langston T6-8360309California
23Ware, Jeremy CB5-1018523RMichigan State
1Waters , Swayze K5-11180231Alabama-Birmingham
19Watkins, Todd WR6-3195273BYU
54Williams, Sam OLB6-5260298Fresno State
96Wimbley, Kamerion LB6-4255265Florida State


# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. College
44Lawton, Luke FB6-0240295McNeese State

I told my friends and associates I would start learning the names of each and every player, but that I would begin this project by learning more about the men who have the same last name.

As I rally the folks around me to cheer for the Oakland Raiders, the idea of this name game popped up. It will be more fun in 2010 if we know the names of all of the Oakland Raiders. Distinguishing them by their attributes and statistics will also be a fun thing to do.

Go Raiders! What's in a name? Victory, we hope!


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