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Blanda reaches 2,000-point plateau
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Dec. 21, 1975

In the final regular-season game of his 26-year professional football career, 48-year-old George Blanda becomes the first player to reach 2,000 points. He kicks four extra points in the Oakland Raiders' 28-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, lifting his scoring total to a record 2,002 points.

Blanda, who played quarterback as well as kicked in his earlier days, scored nine touchdowns, kicked 335 field goals and made 943 extra points. He played for the Chicago Bears in 1949 and 1950-58, the Baltimore Colts in 1950, the Houston Oilers from 1960-66 and the Raiders since 1967. He led the Oilers to AFL championships in the first two years of the league's existence (1960 and 1961) and also was a member of the Raiders' AFL title team in 1967.

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