Raiders announce the passing of a legendary franchise player.

On Thursday afternoon, the Las Vegas Raiders made the sad announcement of a renowned player's demise.

The Raiders released a statement this week confirming the passing of Clarence Davis, a running back for the team from 1971 through 1978. Age-wise, he was 73.

"Clarence Davis' death earlier this week is mourned by the Raiders Family. Davis, an All-American at USC who was selected by the Raiders in the 1971 NFL Draft,

reserved some of his finest performances for the biggest games in NFL history "In a tweet, the Raiders stated.

Davis reserved some of his greatest efforts for the team's biggest games, as the Raiders statement acknowledged.

Davis caught a last-ditch throw from quarterback Ken Stabler during a "Sea of Hands" in a 1974 playoff game versus Miami

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