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George Blanda #16 of the Oakland Raiders, for being voted American Football player of the year is being presented with the "Bert Bell" award by commissioner Pete Rozelle, not pictured circa 1970 at the Oakland, Coliseum in Oakland, California. Blanda played for the Raiders from 1967-75. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Notable accomplishments by older athletes

On Sunday, Morgan Shepherd will be racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. At 71, Shepherd will become the oldest driver to ever compete in a NASCAR event. Shepherd is not alone, there are other athletes who have gone on to accomplish big things in their “golden years.” Take a look at our list of seasoned athletes.

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