Top 6 San Francisco 49ers To Wear Oakland Raiders Uniform The Following Season

(CBS SF) — Former San Francisco 49er wide receiver Michael Crabtree joins a lenghty list of former 49ers to cross the Bay the following season and play for the Oakland Raiders.

The 49ers’ first-round pick in the 2009 draft, Crabtree switched to the Raiders after six seasons with San Francisco.

The Raiders passed over Crabtree in favor of wide receiver Darius Heyward-Bey, who has played sparingly for the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers the last two seasons after being released by the Raiders in 2013.

Crabtree hopes to make as big an impact as other prominent players who switched from San Francisco to Oakland in back-to-back seasons, the most recent being Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown. Here are our top six:

1. Jim Plunkett

Quarterback Jim Plunkett #16 of the L.A. Raiders looks to make a play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Missouri. (Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

Quarterback Jim Plunkett #16 of the L.A. Raiders looks to make a play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Missouri. (Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

After short-lived success with the 49ers in 1976, Plunkett resurrected his career in Oakland. His first two years with the Raiders he played as a backup, but then broke out in 1980 to lead the Raiders to a win in Super Bowl XV where he was named Most Valuable Player. Plunkett also helped lead the then L.A. Raiders to the team’s third championship in Super Bowl XVIII.

2. Jerry Rice

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jerry Rice pushes off San Francisco 49ers corner Ahmed Plummer during first quarter action 19 August 2001 at 3Com Park. (MONICA M. DAVEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jerry Rice pushes off San Francisco 49ers corner Ahmed Plummer during first quarter action 19 August 2001 at 3Com Park. (MONICA M. DAVEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Rice didn’t think he was done with football after the 49ers decided it was time for him to move on following a records-shattering career in San Francisco, and he was right. Rice had back-to-back 1,000+ yard seasons with the Raiders after coming over from the Niners, and in 2002 made his 13th Pro Bowl while leading Oakland to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII.

3. Ronnie Lott

Ronnie Lott #42 gets into position during a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at the L.A. Coliseum on July 27, 1991 in Los Angeles. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Ronnie Lott #42 gets into position during a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at the L.A. Coliseum on July 27, 1991 in Los Angeles. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Another 49er all-time great, he and star running back Roger Craig switched to the Raiders as free agents in 1991, and just months later lined up against their old team in a 12-6 Raider victory. Lott earned his 10th Pro Bowl selection with the Raiders that year while Craig did not fare as well.

4. Charlie Garner

Charlie Garner #25 of the Oakland Raiders in action against the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland. (Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Allsport

Charlie Garner #25 of the Oakland Raiders in action against the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland. (Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Allsport

After five seasons with Philadelphia, Garner had back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons for the 49ers and joined the Raiders the following year in 2001. With Oakland, Garner played three seasons but did not again reach the 1000-yard mark, retiring after the 2004 season after playing three games for Tampa Bay.

5. Cedrick Hardman

One of the best defensive linemen in the NFL during the 1970s, Hardman is still the all-time sack leader for the 49ers with 120. After his last season with the Niners in 1979, he joined the Raiders and notched 14½ more sacks with the Raiders in 1980 and 1981 and won a Super Bowl as a member of the Raiders. The next year, he was the first player signed by the Oakland Invaders of newly-formed United States Football League and was a player-coach during the team’s inaugural season.

6. Ted Kwalick

Kwalick was the 7th overall pick in the NFL Draft in 1969 and was a 3-time Pro Bowl selection at tight end from 1971-1973. After six seasons with the 49ers, Kwalick’s final three seasons were with Oakland where he had zero receptions in 1975 and 1977 and only four receptions in 1976.

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