Cliff Branch (1948 - 2019)

  • "In my brief appearance in pro football, i used every..."
    - Claude GreenRiver
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  • "Cliff is in a better place now."
  • "Hall of Famer"
    - Thomas Collier

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Cliff Branch was a star receiver for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, catching over 500 passes during a 14 year NFL career from 1972 until 1986. The speedy Branch was one of the best deep threats in the league, catching many long TD passes from quarterbacks Ken Stabler and Jim Plunkett. He helped the Raiders win 3 Super Bowls with an impressive 73 receptions during the playoffs. Branch played college football at Colorado and was an outstanding track sprinter, finishing 5th in the 100 meter finals at the NCAA championships in 1972.

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