Blanda played pro football for an astonishing 26 years, longer than anyone else has ever played the game. Blanda was originally with the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Colts, and Houston Oilers. He was a Raider from 1967 to 1975.
Blanda's first game was way back in 1949. He played quarterback, kicker, and linebacker.
Blanda's last game was the 1975 AFC Championship Game, and he was 48 years old at the time. He still scored a field goal and an extra point in that game.