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Charle Young

Charle Young
No. 86, 87
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-02-05) February 5, 1951
Place of birth: Fresno, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
College: USC
NFL draft: 1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 418
Receiving yards: 5,106
Receiving TDs: 27
Rushing yards: 80
Games played: 187
Games started: 142
Stats at
Stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Charle Edward Young (born February 5, 1951) is a former American football tight end who played for 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles (1973–1976), the Los Angeles Rams (1977–1979), the San Francisco 49ers (1980–1982), and the Seattle Seahawks (1983–1985). He was drafted by the Eagles in the first round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He played college football at University of Southern California (USC).


  • Early life 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • After football 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Young attended Edison High School in Fresno, California, where he led his high school basketball team to the valley playoffs.

College career

A unanimous first-team All-America in 1972, Young appeared in the Hula Bowl and College All-Star Game. A First-Team All-Conference selection, he led USC to a Pacific-8 Conference title and a national championship in 1972. Named USC's Lineman of the Year in 1972, Young set a school record for receptions by a tight end with 62. In three seasons, he amassed 1,008 receiving yards and ten touchdowns. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.[1]

Professional career

Following graduation, Young earned Rookie of the Year honors with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1973 and went on to play for 13 seasons in the NFL with four teams. He played in the Pro Bowl in 1973, 1974 and 1975 and won Super Bowl XVI with the San Francisco 49ers in 1982. He was a key contributor on the final 89-yard drive that led to the play that has been immortalized as "The Catch" in the 1982 NFC Playoffs versus the Dallas Cowboys. He also played with the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks.

After football

Young volunteers with the United Way of America, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Society, and the Pacific Northwest Athletic Congress. A volunteer for the 1990 Goodwill Games, he participated in the Black Men Professional Breakfast and is a board member of the Wee Care Childcare Center.


  1. ^ College Football Hall of Fame

External links

  • Charle Young at the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Career statistics and player information from Pro-Football-Reference •
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