Wednesday Jun 03 2009
Raider great brings stars to Lincoln
By: Staff report
Annual Biletnikoff Classic attracts big names
The fifth annual Fred Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Golf Classic featured an impressive group of former NFL stars on Monday at Catta Verdera Country Club in Lincoln. This golf tournament is put on by Biletnikoff, a NFL Hall of Fame receiver with the Raiders, and his wife Angela. The couple, Roseville residents, host this event to raise money for Tracey’s Place of Hope. Tracey’s Place of Hope is a residential treatment center in Burlingame for adolescent girls that addresses substance abuse and its secondary effects and provides education for the prevention of domestic violence. It is named after the Biletnikoffs’ daughter Tracey who was murdered by a former boyfriend when she was 19 years old in 1999. Biletnikoff had 589 receptions for 8,974 yards and 76 touchdowns during his 14 seasons with the Raiders. He was the MVP of Super Bowl XI and was selected to six pro bowls. He also coached receivers for the Raiders for nearly two decades before retiring after the 2005 season. Among the former NFL players who were on hand to help support the cause were Tim Brown, Daryle Lamonica, Willie Gault, Jim Plunkett, Cliff Branch, Mervyn Fernandez, Rod Martin, Willie Brown, Jack Tatum, Eric Wright, Dave Wilcox, Otis Sistrunk, Raymond Chester, Clem Daniels, Steve Wisniewski, Mel Renfro, Bobby Bell and Rick Upchurch. Among the others participating were former boxing world champion Tony “The Tiger” Lopez and radio personalities JT the Brick, Grant Napear and Mike Lamb. Visit www.biletnikoff.net for more information on the Biletnikoff Foundation.