Legendary Raiders QB Daryle Lamonica has died

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Tragic news Thursday morning as a Fresno Fox affiliate is reporting that Daryle Lamonica has passed away at the age of 80. The station reports that Daryle’s son Brandon confirmed the passing of his father early Thursday morning in Fresno.

Lamonica was beloved in Raider Nation as one of the greatest quarterbacks in franchise history. Nicknamed ‘The Mad Bomber’, he led the Raiders to their first Super Bowl appearance in 1967 in his first season with the team.

Lamonica led the Raiders into the postseason five times from 1967-72, winning at least one playoff game four of those trips. He was twice named AFL MVP.