HOF'er, Super Bowl MVP & Raiders Legend
Signs at Sports Gallery
August 11, 2006, Raiders Legend Fred Biletnikoff made a special in-store appearance
at Sports Gallery's Carmel Gallery.
Biletnikoff was an All-American end at Florida State in 1964. Despite this fact,
many professional scouts doubted that Fred would make it in the NFL because he
lacked speed. But, Biletnikoff parlayed hard work, precise pass routes, and great
hands into a Hall of Fame career with the Oakland Raiders. Coach John Madden called
him "one of the most dedicated athletes I have ever seen." In Super
Bowl XI, Biletnikoff was named MVP in Oakland's 32-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Fred retired after the 1978 season. He had 589 career receptions for 8,974 yards
and 76 touchdowns. Fred's trademark was large gobs of a gooey substance known
as "stickum" which he smeared on his socks so he could apply some to
his fingers before each play. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988,
Fred was a true original and a classic Raider.
for over two hours, it was a wonderful appearance as Fred chatted with fans, posed
for pictures and signed every type of Raider collectible imaginable. Congratulations
to Trevor Borstdorf of Los Gatos, CA who won our raffle for an official
NFL football signed by Fred.
out our photos from this special event below (more coming soon!). And please visit
sportsgalleryweb.com in the future for information on upcoming in-store
appearances and signings.
you very much to Fred for a terrific signing. And most of all thanks to all the
members of the Raider Nation that made this such a memorable day. Just win