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RIP Todd Christensen, former Raiders TE (1 Viewer)

Wow, he just got mentioned here the other day in the Jordan Reed thread I believe.

Boy that's sad, thanks Todd, you were a great one.

 
He came on the radio here the last few years during college football season. Fascinating guy, and his segments were always interesting.

 
57 is far too young, indeed. I wasn't particularly a fan of his overly verbose style in the booth, but that's neither here nor there. I appreciate his contributions to the Silver & Black. RIP.

 
57 is far too young, indeed. I wasn't particularly a fan of his overly verbose style in the booth, but that's neither here nor there. I appreciate his contributions to the Silver & Black. RIP.
He and Fred Roggin in the booth were painful to the ears. I don't think they got along well.

 
RIP. Phenomenal player, great personality. Obviously smart and insightful, he also brought a unique attitude to a table full of unique attitudes on those Raiders teams of yore.

 
1983- 92rec 1247 yds 12TD

1984- 80 rec 1007 yds 7 TD

1985- 82 rec 987 yds 6 TD

1986- 95 rec 1153 yds 8 TD

A 5 times in a row Pro Bowler, 2 time All Pro, and 2 Super Bowl rings during his time in Oakland and Los Angeles. He was one of the OGs at TE back in the day. He was a GD awesome TE who was originally drafted in the 2nd round by Dallas, cut same season and then picked up in Oakland where they would convert him to play TE. He was a smart player, knew how to get open in tight spaces, terrific hands. There was no greater 4 year run at TE that I can think of in the 1980s, always felt he deserved a lot more credit for his performance on the field and in my opinion he was a HoF player. Most did not play much past 30 at TE in his day. Used to dread when Miami would play Los Angeles and have to face him.

1984 in the Orange Bowl- Los Angeles 45 Miami 34, Christensen with 6 big catches in the game, got to see him play that day.

RIP TC RIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vo9hDiZi-c

 
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I used to really enjoy an early 90s AFC West telecast with him and Charlie Jones. RIP.
Used to get him on a lot of Bronco games - and you could tell he did not like the Broncos every once in a while when he let his neutrality slip - it's a shame RIP

 
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Sorry, but he was just brutal in the booth. But even more so on the field, what a gamer. I just remember his big jersey flailing around like a flag as he scrapped and fought for more yards. Which he always seemed to be doing. The broadcasting came off to me like he never got done trying to prove how smart a jock/he could be. Tried a little too hard with all the vocabulary - it's just a game - but whatever.

Seemed like he got screwed with the TE usage back in the day. I don't know HOF-worthy numbers and such and prefer to compare players to the time and those they played against. That said, he was easily one of the best. RIP.

LOL @ Dallas cutting him his first season. Did not know that. Love it.

 
After Dallas got rid of him he appeared in a regular season game for the Giants. Then the Raiders picked him up.

 
From 1982 to 1987, no player in the NFL had more receptions than Christensen:

1. Todd Christensen - 438

2. Art Monk - 390

3. Steve Largent - 387

4. Ozzie Newsome - 362

5. Roger Craig - 358

6. Kellen Winslow - 339

7. Cris Collinsworth - 337

8. Marcus Allen - 334

9. James Wilder - 331

10. James Lofton - 329

 
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From 1982 to 1987, no player in the NFL had more receptions than Christensen: 1. Todd Christensen - 438 2. Art Monk - 390 3. Steve Largent - 387 4. Ozzie Newsome - 362 5. Roger Craig - 358 6. Kellen Winslow - 339 7. Cris Collinsworth - 337 8. Marcus Allen - 334 9. James Wilder - 331 10. James Lofton - 329
And he should have had 4 straight All-Pro's from 83-86.

 
RIP. Never before or since will the white dude 'stache & jheri curl combo be rocked so hard. And I guess I'm in the minority, but as a kid I liked him in the booth. Get your BYU vocab swag on if you got it.

 
From 1982 to 1987, no player in the NFL had more receptions than Christensen: 1. Todd Christensen - 438 2. Art Monk - 390 3. Steve Largent - 387 4. Ozzie Newsome - 362 5. Roger Craig - 358 6. Kellen Winslow - 339 7. Cris Collinsworth - 337 8. Marcus Allen - 334 9. James Wilder - 331 10. James Lofton - 329
And he should have had 4 straight All-Pro's from 83-86.
Ozzie Newsome and Marv Bavaro had excellent seasons. Bavaro was a great player especially his first two seasons (1985 and 1986).
 

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