56. Todd Christensen

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56.  Todd Christensen
Considering that Todd Christensen was drafted as a Running Back, it is impressive that he developed into one of the most successful Tight Ends of the 1980’s.

The transition to Tight End was not a quick one and it was not until his fifth year in the NFL that Christensen was productive.  He would then embark on a five year stretch that would see him set (then) records for receptions for the position.  The Raider would twice lead the league in receptions which is still unheard of for a Tight End.  The five time Pro Bowler may not have been the most explosive weapon that the Raiders had, but he was their most consistent.

It could be imagined how many totals Todd Christensen could have put up had he learned the Tight End position earlier in his career.  Regardless, with two Super Bowl Rings and his early 80’s exploits, he has nothing to be ashamed of.

Should Todd Christensen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 1994
  • Position: Tight End
  • Played For: Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, Los Angeles Raiders
  • College: BYU
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 56th Pick in 1978
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (5) (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 & 1987)
    First Team All Pro Selections (2) (1983 & 1985)
    Second Team All Pro Selections (2) (1984 & 1986)
    Most Receptions (2) (1983 & 1986)
    Super Bowl Rings (2) (Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, Super Bowl XV & XVIII)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (5) (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (2) (1983 & 1986)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (3) (1982, 1983 & 1986)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards/Game (2) (1983 & 1986)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (1) (1983)

Should Todd Christensen be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 1.7%
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:45

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0 #1 E coast raider fan 2015-02-23 19:59
Are you kidding me :cry: one of the BEST TE's ever ! Couldn't be stopped was always double teamed
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