Remembering Charlie Smith: Two TDs in Nine Seconds Lead Oakland Raiders To Win

June 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I will be writing about Oakland Raider players that seem to have been lost in time. I hear so many claiming to be die hard Oakland Raider fans but yet when I name players such as Hewritt Dixon, Clem Daniels, Dave Grayson or even Billy Cannon I always get the same reaction...who?
So Raidernation, here is a look at a player who is only remembered by the game. The "Heidi Bowl."
This game was played back at the Oakland Raider Coliseum on Nov. 17, 1968. This game was against the NY Jets. In fact, Charlie Smith comes into play because the Jets had been leading the Raiders with a score of 32-29 and 65 secs left on the game clock! Charlie Smith was the Oakland Raider player that helped defeated the Jets 43-32 in nine seconds!
How did Charlie do this? Well let's start with the name "Heidi." Heidi was a kids show that was to begin after the Oakland Raiders three hour play. But since this was a fight 'em out game it went a bit longer. With a 32-29 lead, the Jets kicked to the Raide...

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