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Raiders Legend Wayne Hawkins Passes Away At 84

The Raiders' logo at midfield.

Wayne Hawkins, a legendary member of the Raiders, died this week. He was 84 years old. 

The Raiders announced the unfortunate news this Thursday afternoon. 

"The Raiders Family mourns the loss of Wayne Hawkins, an original Raider who played in 136 games over 10 seasons with the Silver and Black," the team announced, via Raiders.com.

"Hawkins is among a small group of players, along with Pro Football Hall of Famers and Raiders Legends Jim Otto and Tom Flores, who played in all 10 seasons of the American Football League. A dominant guard out of the University of the Pacific, he was named to five-straight AFL All-Star Games from 1963-67 and was a member of the Raiders' AFL Championship team in 1967."

Wayne Hawkins is one of the toughest players football has ever seen. 

An original member of the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League, Hawkins was known for his ability to play through injuries. 

During one game, Hawkins took a brutal hit straight to the face from the field goal post. He broke his jaw, but remained in the game. Toughness like that is rarely seen in today's game. 

Hawkins started at right guard for the entirety of his career playing for the Raiders. He also played in Super Bowl II against the Packers. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Hawkins' family and friends during this tough time.