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As the 1992 season opened, some of the Raiders already seemed destined for trouble, while others clung to their childhood innocence – though early indications would prove less than reliable.
As adolescents, the Raiders began heading in very different directions. Some of the teammatesâ mothers marveled at their sonsâ successes; others dreaded their prospects.
Fifteen years after they posed for the team photograph, many of the Raiders have beaten the bleak odds. But violence, gangs and drugs have taken their toll.
GraphicsRaiders team photo: Where they are now
Life statistics for the Raiders
Key story locations
Map - Part I
Map - Part II
High school graduation rates
Violent assault rates