Pickel, Bill

Gameday 1992, #317

Cards: Pro Set 1989, Game Day1992
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/22 Received: 5/14 (22 Days)


  • Bill Pickel played college ball at Rutgers where he honed his unique quick set 4 point stance playing all along the line.

  • He ranks sixth in career sacks (16) as well as 10th on the career unassisted tackles list with 160 for the Scarlet Knights.

  • Selected in the 2nd Round of the 1983 draft by the Los Angeles Raiders who employed him at both DT and NT over his career.

  • Enjoyed 3 consecutive double digit sack seasons from 84-86.

  • Played 7 seasons for the Raiders (83-90) logging 53 sacks and 454 tackles.

  • Moved closer to home and played for Jets from 90-93 to finish out career.


  • Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame 1986

  • NFL All-Rookie Team 1983

  • NFL All-Pro 1986
Pro Set 1989, #190


When I got Tecmo Bowl as a kid I did not think that ‘Pickle’ was a real player on the Raiders. My friends and I always got a kick out of sacking each other as Bill. He also made an appearance on the TV show Home Improvement during the 90s. To keep himself busy now, Bill coaches the defense of a HS football team and works in private aviation.