Cliff Branch

Cliff Branch

Birth
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 3 Aug 2019 (aged 71)
Bullhead City, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 201789683 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. He played the wide receiver position for the National Football League's Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1972 to 1985. Born Clifford Branch Jr., he played football collegiately at the University of Colorado at Boulder and during his collegiate career, he set the NCAA Division 1-A record for kickoffs returned for touchdowns with 8. He was also a standout track athlete during his college days and set the University of Colorado at Boulder and NCAA Championship record in the 100 meters with a time of 10.0 seconds at the 1972 NCAA championships semifinal in Eugene. Oregon. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round of the 1972 NFL Draft and went on to exemplify the team's style of offensive football in the 1970s and 1980s. He starred for the Raiders for fourteen years before retiring after the 1985 season. He was a major part of the Raiders' three Super Bowl champion teams (XI, XV, XVIII). During his career, he was named to the Pro Bowl four times and was a three-time First team All-Pro. He also led the NFL in receiving yards in 1974 and was a two-time league receiving touchdowns leader (1974, 1976). His career statistics included 501 receptions for 8,685 yards and 67 touchdowns. After his retirement from the NFL, he played for the Los Angeles Cobras of the Arena Football League in 1988.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 3 Aug 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 201789683
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cliff Branch (1 Aug 1948–3 Aug 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 201789683, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.