Art Shell was South Carolina All-State in both football and basketball at Bonds-Wilson in Charleston.

From 1965 –67, he was an and a two-way starter on Maryland State teams that went 24-0 under legendary head coach Earl Banks.

The Oakland Raiders eagerly took him in the third round of the 1968 NFL Draft. Shell played in 156 games without an injury for the Raiders, and went on to become one of the finest offensive linemen of the ‘70’s as he teamed with fellow Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw to power the Black and Silver during their heyday.



First or Second Team

After leaving the Raiders, Shell began his coaching career with the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons, before serving as a senior vice president for the NFL, in charge of football operations.

Shell was hired by the Raiders as head coach on February 11, 2006. After leading the team to a 2-14 record, Shell resigned on January 4, 2007



8-time Pro Bowl, 1972-78, 1980

3-time First-team All-Pro, 1974, ‘76-77

2-time Second-team All-Pro, 1975, 1978

3-time Super Bowl champions, XI, XV, XVIII

1990 Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of Year

1990 Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of Year

1990 UPI NFL Coach of Year

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Art Shell

November 26, 1946-

Charleston, South Carolina

Bonds-Wilson High School

Maryland State (Eastern Shore) ‘67


Offensive Tackle  6-5, 265


South Carolina State Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame 

All-Pro, 1973-78

8-timePro Bowl

24 post season playoff games

3-time Super Bowl champions


NFL 1970s All-Decade Team

South Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

The Sporting News 100 Greatest Football Players