The Raiders remember their former NFL linebacker in the passing of Bill Laskey
Las Vegas Raiders mourn the passing of Bill Laskey, who died at the age of 79 in Leland, North Carolina. Laskey played for the Raiders from 1966 to 1970 and won his second AFL championship in his first year with the team, who ended up clinching Super Bowl II contention against the Green Bay Packers.
William Grant Laskey was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he played football, basketball, and track and field at Milan High School in the Michigan city of Milan. Laskey set a new school record in hurdling and recorded a long jump of over 22 feet.
Bill Laskey attended the University of Michigan after graduating in high school 1961 and played collegiate football for the Wolverines from 1962 to 1964. During the 1963 and 1964 seasons, Laskey played as an offensive end who caught nine receptions for one touchdown and 118 receiving yards.
Prior to his time with the Las Vegas Raiders, Laskey signed with the Buffalo Bills in 1965 where he switched his position to linebacker and won his first AFL Championship Game in 1965 against the San Diego Chargers. Laskey signed with the Raiders for his second season in the NFL and played a total of 53 games and recorded four interceptions and four fumbles recovered with the franchise.
Laskey finished his NFL career with the Baltimore Colts (1971-72) and the Denver Broncos (1972-73). (1973-74). Throughout his ten-year career, he played in 119 games, 45 of them as a starter, and had seven interceptions and eight fumble recoveries.
The Raiders mourn the passing of Bill Laskey who is remembered through his wife Dona, his two sons Lance and Beau, and his daughter Margaux.