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
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
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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