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Art Shell

Offensive Tackle

Arthur Shell

Inducted 2013

Date of Birth



Charleston, SC


University of Maryland Eastern Shore (1964-1967)


Art Shell, played both offensive and defensive tackle, and claimed both Little All-American and Pittsburgh Courier Black College All-America honors in 1967. The three-time All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) performer led UMES to a 20-8-1 record during his career. Shell was drafted by the AFL’s Oakland Raiders and became an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first- team All-Pro. The three-time Super Bowl champion (XI, XV, XVIII) participated in 24 playoff appearances with the Raiders and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Following his playing days, he was twice named the head coach of the Raiders, becoming the first African-American to head a modern-day NFL team. Shell served as a joint NFL/NFLPA representative to review fines and suspensions levied for on-field misconduct.


Height 6'5

Weight 265

Career Highlights

  • 1967 All-Conference
  • 1967 First Team All-America (HBCU)
  • 1966 All-Conference
  • 1965 All-Conference
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