John Earl Madden . . .Regular season record: 103-32-7. . .Post-season record: 9-7. . .Overall record: 112-39-7. . .His .759 winning percentage during regular season ranks as highest ever among coaches with 100 career victories. . .One of youngest head coaches in history when Raiders hired him in 1969 at age 32. . .AFL Coach of the Year, 1969. . .Under Madden, Oakland never suffered losing record. . .Led Raiders to Super Bowl XI. . .Team won 17 straight games between 1976-1977 seasons,
Dan Gable - Waterloo - Amateur wrestler, famous for having only lost one match in his entire Iowa State University collegiate career, and winning gold at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, while not giving up a single point.
Eugene Thurman "Gene" Upshaw, Jr (1945 - 2008) Hall of Fame Professional Football Player, Executive. He was a National Football League offensive guard for 16 years with the Oakland Raiders, where he played in three Super Bowls in three different decades, 1967, 1976 and 1980. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987, and in 1999 "The Sporting News" ranked him #62 on their list of the 100 Greatest Football Players