Casper Goes to Raiders

01/01/2005

Class of 2002 inductee Dave Casper was the sixth tight end selected in the 1974 NFL Draft when the Oakland Raiders tapped him in the second round (45th overall). Here’s a look at the five tight ends drafted before Casper.

1st Round

(7th overall) - J.V. Cain (Colorado) - St. Louis Cardinals
4 NFL Seasons
1974-77 St. Louis Cardinals
76 receptions, 1,014 yards, 9 TDs

(18th overall) - Reuben Gant (Oklahoma State) - Buffalo Bills
 7 NFL Seasons
1974-1980 Buffalo Bills
127 receptions, 1,850 yards, 15 TDs

2nd Round

(35th overall) - Keith Fahnhorst (Minnesota) - San Francisco 49ers
14 NFL Seasons
1975-1987 San Francisco 49ers
*Converted to Tackle. Played 193 games

(36th overall) - Paul Seal (Michigan) - New Orleans Saints
6 NFL Seasons
1974-76 New Orleans Saints; 1977-79 San Francisco 49ers
106 receptions, 1,586 yards, 7 TDs

(38th overall) - Andre Tillman (Texas Tech) - Miami Dolphins
4 NFL Seasons
1975-78 Miami Dolphins
66 receptions, 757 yards, 6 TDs
 

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