The Las Vegas Raiders could not field their team on their home field at this year's Super Bowl on Sunday, but the Silver and Black were still represented.
As is tradition for every Raiders home game at Allegiant Stadium, the Al Davis Memorial Torch was lit before Sunday's big game.
The Raiders' three Super Bowl MVPs -- quarterback Jim Plunkett, running back Marcus Allen, and wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff -- were all present to light the torch together on Sunday. All three Raiders legends played for the Silver and Black while Davis was in office.
Plunkett played eight seasons at quarterback for the Raiders and led their offense on their last two Super Bowl title teams -- one in Oakland and one in Los Angeles. He won Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl XV. Plunkett was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Allen played 11 of his 16 NFL seasons with the Raiders, with whom he was named to five Pro Bowls and won the 1985 MVP. That was two seasons after he led the Raiders to the Super Bowl XVIII and won MVP. Allen was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
Biletnikoff played all 14 NFL seasons with the Raiders, ultimately being named to six Pro Bowls. He helped lead the franchise to its first-ever Super Bowl title when he and the Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. He would be named MVP of the contest.
Biletnikoff was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988.
The tradition of lighting the Al Davis Memorial Torch began in 2011 after Mr. Davis' death.
From February 27 to March 4, 2024, the NFL Scouting Combine will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
The NFL Draft will be held in Detroit, Mich., on April 25-27, 2024. The Las Vegas Raiders currently hold the No. 13 overall pick.
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