April 19, 2012
He starred at Maryland State (now UMES), where the 6-foot-5, 265-pound tackle played both ways for the Hawks and twice was an All-American. A third-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 1968, he spent 15 years as an offensive tackle in the NFL, made eight Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls. In 1989, Shell took the reins for the Los Angeles Raiders as the first black head coach in the NFL modern era. He's in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.