One of the last of the throwback players. Played QB and kicked, high top shoes, straight away kicker....as clutch as they came with the game on the line Hall of Fame Raiders legend George Blanda dies at 83 - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL - USATODAY.com George Blanda, whose 26-year career set the standard for longevity in the NFL, died on Monday at age 83. George Blanda was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Blanda played 26 seasons and an NFL record 340 games as a quarterback and kicker for the Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders. Blanda held at least 18 NFL records when he retired before the 1976 season at age 48. Included in those marks are most TD passes in one game (seven) and most career points (2,002).