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Greg Townsend Jr. makes own name

The son of the former Raiders All-Pro is himself a top football recruit at defensive end

Updated: September 13, 2010, 9:35 PM ET
By Sean Ceglinsky | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Greg Townsend, the name sound familiar?

For Los Angeles natives, it should. He did, after all, star on the defensive line for the Raiders from 1983 to '93, back when the Silver and Black called the Coliseum home. Townsend then played for Philadelphia in 1994 before retiring as an Oakland Raider after the 1997 season.

Nearly three decades later, the name has resurfaced. Only this time, it's his son, Greg Townsend Jr., who's making headlines.

Given his ...

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