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13. Cliff Branch

Wide Receivers have exploded in terms of yardage but the 70’s did not feature a lot of game breakers at that or any other position.  One of those exceptions was Cliff Branch who during the mid 70’s was one of the most explosive athletes on the field.

Cliff Branch was the deep threat for the Raiders when the Silver and Black were the most feared team in the league.  From 1974 to 1976, Branch would twice lead the league in receiving touchdowns and though the amount of catches he managed in that time frame seems average today, his average yards per catch holds up in any era.  Branch was also part of three Super Bowl Championship teams and caught a combined three touchdowns in the wins.
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