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4. Charley Taylor

One of the best college players at Arizona State, Charlie Taylor was a star baseball and football star as a Sun Devil.  On the gridiron, Taylor was the Third Overall Pick in 1963, which would transcend into a Hall of Fame career in Professional Football.

Taylor’s first four years were all Pro Bowl years, with the latter two leading the National Football League in Receptions. The Receiver/End had a 1,000 Receiving Yard plus year in 1966, and the season after he was a First Team All-Pro. 

Taylor remained with Washington for his entire career (until 1977), and he had another four-year run of Pro Bowls from 1972 to 1975. With Washington, Taylor put forth 9,110 Receiving Yards with 70 Touchdowns, which were great numbers for his era.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 3rd Overall in the NFL Draft 12/2/63.
  • Departed:

    Retired after the 1978 Season.

  • Games Played: 165
  • Notable Statistics:

    157 Games Started
    649 Receptions
    9,110 Receiving Yards
    79 Receiving Touchdowns
    442 Rushing Attempts
    1,488 Rushing Yards
    11 Rushing Touchdowns
    3 Pass Completions
    14 Pass Attempts
    1 Touchdown Pass
    1 Interception
    5 Kick Returns
    133 Kick Return Yards
    123 Approximate Value

    5 Playoff Games
    19 Receptions
    317 Receiving Yards
    2 Receiving Touchdowns
    1 Rushing Attempt
    8 Rushing Yards

  • Played For: Washington Redskins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (1967)
    Second Team All-Pro (1974)
    Pro Bowl (1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1975)
    Most Receptions (1966 & 1967)

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