Fred Biletnikoff

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Date of Birth February 23, 1943
Place of Birth Erie, Pennsylvania
Age 77 years old
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Frederick S. Biletnikoff is a former gridiron football player and coach. He was a wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League and National Football League for fourteen seasons and later an assistant coach with the team. He retired as an NFL player after the 1978 season, and then played one additional season in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes in 1980. While he lacked the breakaway speed to be a deep-play threat, Biletnikoff was one of the most sure-handed and consistent receivers of his day, with a propensity for making spectacular catches. He was also known for running smooth, precise pass routes. He is a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. Biletnikoff attended Florida State University, where he played college football for the Florida State Seminoles football team and earned consensus All-America honors after leading the country in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns as a senior.

Position: Wide receiver
Date of birth: February 23, 1943
Place of birth: Erie, Pennsylvania
High school: Erie (PA) Technical Memorial
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 3/ Pick: 39
AFL draft: 1965 / Round: 2/ Pick: 11

About Fred Biletnikoff

Former NFL wide receiver and coach who was named MVP of Super Bowl XI with the Oakland Raiders. He is considered to be one of the greatest wide receivers in league history.

Before Fame

He joined the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Florida State University.


His name was given to The Fred Biletnikoff Award, which is bestowed upon the best wide receiver in college football each season.

Family Life

He fathered two children with Jerrylynn O'Connor and two daughters with Jennifer Lysengen.


He and Jerry Rice, two of the NFL's most distinguished wide receivers, both played for the Oakland Raiders.

Information related to Fred Biletnikoff

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  • Super Bowl MVPs
  • American Football League All-League players
  • Calgary Stampeders coaches
  • Montreal Alouettes coaches
  • United States Football League coaches
  • Oakland Raiders coaches
  • American Football League All-Star players
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees
  • Florida State Seminoles football players
  • Canadian football wide receivers
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