Ever wonder what someone who has played 13 years in the NFL, won 6
ProBowl Selection titles, and is heralded as one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the NFL, thinks about the current happenings in the NFL?! Pro Player Insiders caught up with Hall-of – Famer and Raider great, Fred Billetnikoff and spoke with him about his favorite memories and thoughts on recent happenings in the league.
The ex- wide receiver who, despite being on a team that stressed a running game, dawns a career record of 589 receptions and 76 touchdowns, tells that this favorite football memory was winning Super Bowl XI.
“They had a lot of guys like [Bill] Parcells and Timmy Brown and Chris Carter and Andre Reed. All those guys I know and neither one of those four guys made it to the Hall –of-Fame. But the guys that [were recently named to be] in the Hall- of –fame, they played years ago and are older guys, so it seems like all the voting went to that way this year, instead of more current guys. The last two years of the inductees that came into the hall-of-fame, was more of a group that just got into the eligibility years.”
When it comes to life beyond playing and coaching football, the 68-year old says that he always keeps busy. “I just retired from coaching, but every now and then I help out at high schools,” he says. “We have a foundation called the Biletnikoff Foundation. We work a lot with at-risk youths and adolescents. I also try to get my golf game straight! Overall, I just try to be an asset more than a liability.”