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Oakland Raiders offensive line pays homage to Texas Western

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The resurgent Oakland Raiders have been one of the best feel-good stories of the 2016 NFL season.

Their offensive line has been a key component leading the resurgence in the Bay, and they also take pride of being the only offensive line in the NFL that is comprised of entirely black players.

The cornerstone, and one of the top Raiders offensive lineman is veteran Donald Penn and he told ESPN The Magazine that the offensive line has hung 1966 Texas Western championship posters in their meeting rooms which share the similar distinction of a lineup featuring all five black players.

Here's an excerpt from the piece Mina Kimes wrote for ESPN The Magazine

The Raiders' offensive line is unique in several ways, aside from being the most expensive. It's one of two NFL starting units composed entirely of black players; Penn says they've hung posters of the NCAA-championship-winning 1966 Texas Western basketball team and the Tuskegee Airmen, other groups that shared similar distinctions, in their practice room.

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