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Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, ...

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Moving Forward With $1.7B Stadium To Share In SoCal The Oakland Raiders Thursday night announced plans to share a stadium in Southern California with the San Diego Chargers if both NFL teams fail to find new stadium solutions in their hometowns.

Chargers, Raiders threaten to join forces and move to Los Angeles The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Oakland Raiders propose LA-area stadium, shared with Chargers The Oakland Raiders on Thursday unveiled a proposal for a Southern California stadium to be shared with the San Diego Chargers, even as the team pledged to keep working to build a new stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Planning Possible Shared Home In Southern California The statement says the teams have tried for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego, and both may be forced to move to remain economically viable.

Bolts, Raiders reveal joint L.A. stadium plan The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they have collaborated on a proposal to build a privately financed, $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams would share if they relocate to the Los Angeles market.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers might share a stadium The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

Raiders, Chargers announce joint venture for possible Los Angeles-area stadium CARSON, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

Raiders and Chargers Present Joint Stadium Plan The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are thinking about moving out of their cities since they haven't gotten a new stadium. They've proposed a 1.7 billion dollar stadium in Carson which the two teams would share in the Los Angeles market. Thursday both teams announced a possible joint stadium in Carson and already city leaders and community members are waiting for them with open arms ...

Money the issue with keeping Raiders in Oakland While Oakland and Alameda County leaders say they are open to improving infrastructure at the Coliseum site, they are adamant that they will not subsidize a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders.

Napoleon Kaufman
 Napoleon Kaufman

Senior Pastor Napoleon Kaufman spreads the word of God on Sundays. Before his calling in 2000, Kaufman spread a different message on Sundays: Catch me if you can. He finished his career 4th on the Raiders all-time rushing list with 4,792 yards on 978 carries. Kaufman averaged 4.9 yards per carry and scored 11 touchdowns on the ground. He holds the team record for most yards in a single-game with 227.

Born on June 7, 1973 in Kansas City, Missouri - he grew up in Lompoc, CA.

He attended University of Washington and got into football as a player in the Washington Huskies.

His pro football career lasted 6 years with 4792 yards rushing and 4.9 yards per carry under his belt.

He retired on 2000 to become a Christian minister. He is currently Senior Pastor at The Well Christian Community Church in Dublin, CA.

Interview with Napoleon Kaufman

Q: When did you start playing football?

Napoleon Kaufman: I was probably 8 years old. It was a Pop Warner league in Lompoc (Calif.) where I grew up.

Q: How did you become a Raider?

Napoleon Kaufman: I was drafted in the first round of the 1995 draft out of the University of Washington.

Q: “What did it mean for you to wear the Silver and Black?”

Napoleon Kaufman: It was a privilege. Growing up in Central California, I had the opportunity to be a Raider fan, so to play for
them was a privilege.

Q: What is your greatest memory from playing with the Raiders?

Napoleon Kaufman: All of it was great. The whole experience was great for me.

Q: Is there any one moment or play that stands out from your career?

Napoleon Kaufman: In 1997, Denver came in undefeated. I had an 83-yard run against them. They didn’t leave Oakland undefeated. (Kaufman set the Raider single game rushing record with 227 yards on the ground that day)

Q: Do you keep in contact with any of your former teammates?

Napoleon Kaufman: Most definitely. Tyrone Wheatley (1999 - current) is a member of our church, as are Steve Wisniewski (1989 - 01) and Robert Jenkins (1994 - 96).

Q: Which team did you enjoy playing against the most?

Napoleon Kaufman: To be honest with you, I really enjoyed playing against the (San Diego) Chargers. They had that awesome safety (Rodney Harrison) and Junior Seau at middle linebacker. They presented quite the challenge come game time.

Q: Do you still attend any Raider games?

Napoleon Kaufman: I’ve gone to a few every now and then. I try to get to at least one game per year and I visit the facility at least once a year also.

Q: What are you doing now?

Napoleon Kaufman: I am Senior Pastor and founder of The Well Christian Community. The Well is a place for people to come get refreshed, replenished, and rejuvenated. We’ve been out in Dublin for about two years now.

Q: “Are there any messages you would like to pass along to the Raider fans?”

Napoleon Kaufman: Keep believing, we’re gonna turn things around.

College Highlights

  • 1994 - Finished 9th in Heisman voting
  • 1994 - Ranked #8 in the nation in rushing yards per game
  • 1993 - Ranked #7 in the nation in rushing yards per game

 



 

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