Originally posted on August 4, 2019 @ 10:32 pm
Clifford Branch was a legendary NFL Wide Receiver for the Oakland Raiders. He died recently of natural causes at the age of 71, two days after celebrating his birthday. As his family prepares to give him a proper send-off, we honor his death by looking back at some of his accomplishments.
That said, here are the life and times of Cliff Branch and his net worth at the time of death.
Cliff Branch Net Worth.
Clifford Branch’s most impressive performance was in 1981 during the Super Bowl. He caught five passes over the Philadelphia Eagles. As a result, coaches recognized and he became the most sought out player of his time.
As per the time of death, Cliff Branch held a net worth of approximately $5 million. He had no other sources of income apart from his passion – football. Branch was a world-class sprinter who could outrun almost every player. His record in track also saw his net worth sorted. Brands and merchandise used him to promote their products even in his retirement.
Who was Cliff Branch? His Career Stats.
Branch was born on August 1st, 1948 in Houston, Texas. He had a normal upbringing and diverted most of his time towards sports as a kid. Consequently, he enrolled at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1972, where his career picked up.
While there, Cliff Branch set standing records in track and the NCAA Championship 100-Meter race at 10 seconds. Similarly, he had success in American football while going professional for the Oakland Raiders. During his 14-year tenure with the Raiders, he helped win three Super Bowls in the 1976, 1980 and 1983 seasons.
He was legendary during the early 1970s all through the 80s. Moreover, the athlete left behind a legacy with 501 passes in more than 8600 yards with 67 touchdowns. Before his retirement, Cliff also played for the Los Angeles Cobras in 1988. However, his name never made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the nominations he achieved.
Cliff Branch Death.
The Raiders Wide Receiver was found dead on August 3rd, 2019 in a hotel room in Bullhead City, Arizona. This was only two days after his 71st birthday. Sources confirmed that he had died of natural causes. Mind you; this was amid the fan’s struggles to indict him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. May his family find solace in this trying period.