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Encyclopedia > Charlie Sanders
Charlie Sanders
Date of birth August 25, 1946 (age 60)
Place of birth Flag of United States Greensboro, North Carolina
Position(s) Tight end
College Minnesota
NFL Draft 1968 / Round 3/ Pick 74
Pro Bowls 7
Honors NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
Statistics
Team(s)
1968-1977 Detroit Lions
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2007

Charles Alvin Sanders (born August 25, 1946, Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former American football player who played tight end for the Detroit Lions from 1968-77. August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Downtown Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in and county seat of Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1968 National Football League Draft. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also:2006 in sports, 2008 in sports, list of years in sports. Scheduled Events For scheduled events of football (soccer), see: 2007 in football (soccer) November 25 - 95th Grey Cup held at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 4 - Super Bowl XLI held at Dolphins Stadium in Miami... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Downtown Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in and county seat of Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


Sanders attended James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro and the University of Minnesota. The Lions chose him in the third round of the 1968 NFL Draft, and he became their starting tight end for the next ten seasons. He had 336 career receptions and was known as a superior blocker as well as a receiver. He was chosen for the NFC Pro Bowl seven times (1968-71 and 1974-76), and was named to the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team as selected by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. Sanders is also a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. On February 03, 2007, Sanders was voted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The 1968 National Football League Draft. ... NFC may refer to any of the following things: The National Football Conference, one of the two constituent conferences of the U.S. National Football League (NFL). ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame was established in February 1963, with the support of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, to honor those persons who by excellence of their activities in or connected with the world of sports have brought recognition and esteem to themselves and to the State...


After his retirement as a player, Sanders worked with the Lions as an assistant in charge of wide receivers (1989-96) and is currently their assistant director of pro personnel. In 2005, he co-authored "Charlie Sanders' Tales from the Detroit Lions," a book of anecdotes about the team and its players. Sanders and his wife, Georgianna, have nine children and live in Rochester Hills, Michigan. One of his daughters is a pro boxer, and one of his sons played football at Ohio State University, and had a brief NFL career with the Detroit Lions. He was elected to the NFL Hall Of Fame on February 3, 2007. Rochester Hills is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


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Along with The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News (owned by Gannett) is one of the two major Metro Detroit newspapers. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ...

External links

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame: Member profile
  • Amazon listing for "Tales from the Detroit Lions"
  • IMDb Listing
National Football League | NFL's 1970s All-Decade Team

Terry Bradshaw | Ken Stabler | Roger Staubach | Earl Campbell | Franco Harris | Walter Payton | O.J. Simpson | Harold Carmichael |
Drew Pearson | Lynn Swann | Paul Warfield | Dave Casper | Charlie Sanders | Dan Dierdorf | Art Shell | Rayfield Wright | Ron Yary |
Joe DeLamielleure | John Hannah | Larry Little | Gene Upshaw | Jim Langer | Mike Webster | Carl Eller | L.C. Greenwood | Harvey Martin | Jack Youngblood | Joe Greene | Bob Lilly | Merlin Olsen | Alan Page | Bobby Bell | Robert Brazile | Dick Butkus | Jack Ham | Ted Hendricks | Jack Lambert | Willie Brown | Jimmy Johnson | Roger Wehrli | Louis Wright | Dick Anderson | Cliff Harris | Ken Houston | Larry Wilson |
Garo Yepremian | Jim Bakken | Ray Guy | For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Kenny The Snake Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former National Football League quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders (1970-1979); and for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints (1980-1984). ... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955) is a former professional American Football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) was an American football player. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California, United States) also known by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Harold Carmichael (born September 22, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... Drew Pearson is a sportscaster and former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (b. ... Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio) was a professional American football wide receiver in the 1960s and 1970s. ... David John Casper (born February 2, 1952, Bemidji, Minnesota) played at the University of Notre Dame, earning him All-American in 1972 and 1973. ... Daniel Lee Dierdorf (b. ... Arthur Art Shell (born November 26, 1946 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA) is a former American football player in the National Football League (NFL) and two-time former head coach of the Oakland Raiders. ... Rayfield Wright (born in August 23, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Ron Yary (born July 16, 1946) is a former professional American football player. ... Joseph Michael DeLamielleure (born March 16, 1951, Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football offensive lineman who was an All-American at Michigan State. ... John Allen Hannah (April 4, 1951, Canton, Georgia) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the New England Patriots (1973-1985). ... Lawrence Chatmon Little (Born November 2, 1945, in Groveland, Georgia) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the 1967-68San Diego Chargers and then traded to the Miami Dolphins 1969. ... Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr. ... James John Langer (Born May 16, 1948 in Little Falls, Minnesota) is a former american football center for the National Football League Miami Dolphins. ... Michael Lewis Webster (born March 18, 1952 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin - died September 22, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. ... Carl Eller (born January 25, 1942) was a professional American football player in the National Football League from 1964 through 1979. ... L.C. Henderson Greenwood (born September 8, 1946 in Canton, Mississippi) is a former american football player for the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Harvey Martin (born November 16, 1950 in Dallas, Texas; died December 24, 2001) was a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 until 1983. ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950, Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas), was an American football Defensive Tackle in the NFL. Before his NFL career, Greene had an outstanding college football career at North Texas State University (1966-1968), assisting the team to a 23-5-1... Bob Lilly (born July 26, 1939) is an American football player and photographer. ... Merlin Jay Olsen (born September 15, 1940) is an American former National Football League player and actor. ... Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945 in Canton, Ohio) is a former football player who starred as a defensive lineman in the NFL, primarily with the Minnesota Vikings, and then went on to have a distinguished legal career, serving as a current member of the Minnesota Supreme Court. ... Robert Lee Bell, Jr (Born June 17, 1940, in Shelby, North Carolina) is a former American Football linebacker/defensive end who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Robert Brazile was a linebacker in the NFL. Categories: | ... Richard Marvin Dick Butkus (born December 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player and actor. ... Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. ... Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (Born: 1 November 1947 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) was an American football linebacker for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ... William Ferdie Brown (Born December 2, 1940, in Yazoo City, Mississippi) is a retired American Football cornerback and is currently on the staff of the Oakland Raiders. ... James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938, in Dallas, Texas, USA) was a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. ... Roger Wehrli (Born November 26, 1947) was a former National Football League cornerback who played his whole fourteen year career with the St. ... Louis Booker Wright (1899 - 1984) was a U.S. educator and librarian. ... Dick Anderson (born February 10, 1946) is a former American Football defensive back for the National Football League Miami Dolphins who he played for in his entire ten year career from 1968 to 1977 missing two of those seasons with a major knee injury. ... Cliff Harris was an American Football player. ... Ken Houston (born November 12, 1944) was an American college and professional football defensive back with a 14 year professional career. ... Lawrence Frank Wilson (born May 24, 1938, in Rigby, Idaho) is a former American football free safety who played for the St. ... Garo Yepremian (born June 2, 1944 in Larnaca, Cyprus) is a former National Football League kicker. ... James LeRoy Bakken (born November 2, 1940, Madison, Wisconsin) was an American football punter and placekicker for the St. ... Guy was a key member of three Super Bowl-winning Raiders teams: (Super Bowls XI, XV, and XVIII. Arguably, his best performance was in Super Bowl XVIII against the Washington Redskins. ...


 
 

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