Gene Upshaw

Eugene Thurman Upshaw, Jr. was born on August 15, 1945 in Robstown, Texas. He died on August 20, 2008 at age 63 in Lake Tahoe, California of pancreatic cancer.

Texas A&M
Oakland Raiders 1967-1981

Executive Director of the NFL Players’ Association (NFLPA).

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

7 time pro bowl selection
2 time super bowl champion