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Charles McRae
No. 70, 73
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1968-09-16) September 16, 1968 (age 55)
Oscoda, Michigan, U.S.
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Clinton (TN)
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:84
Games started:39
Player stats at

Charles Edward McRae (born September 16, 1968) is Senior VP Operations[1] for Radiology Partners and a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). He spent five seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, starting 38 at right tackle and left guard before finishing his career with the Oakland Raiders.

Early life

McRae was born at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda Township, Michigan, on September 16, 1968, and moved to Clinton, Tennessee, at the age of seven where he was a two-year starter in football and basketball at Clinton Senior High School.


On September 4, 2003, Charles McRae was named one of the "Legends of the Game" with teammate Tony Thompson and was recognized before the Tennessee - Marshall football game at Neyland Stadium.[2]

In 2008, McRae was inducted into the Anderson County, TN Hall of Fame.[3]

On October 28, 2011, Charles McRae was inducted into the Clinton High School "Wall of Fame."[4]

On August 4, 2015, Charles joined the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame.[5]

College career

McRae played football at the University of Tennessee, first as a defensive lineman under coach Ken Donahue and the last two and a half years as offensive tackle under offensive coordinator and line coach, Phillip Fulmer, earning All-SEC and Academic All-SEC honors. McRae studied physics, computer science and history, graduating with a bachelor's degree in history in May 1991.

Professional career

McRae was drafted in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the seventh overall pick, and was the first offensive player selected.[6] When his Volunteers teammate Antone Davis was selected with the eighth pick, it marked the first time in NFL Draft history that one school produced two top-10 selected offensive tackles in the same year. Charles signed with the Oakland Raiders in March 1996 as an unrestricted free agent where he spent one year as an offensive tackle and guard.

Business/Post Athletic Career

McRae returned to the University of Tennessee's Haslam College of Business in 2000 and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in December 2002.

Upon graduation, McRae was chosen to be the first Administrator for Vista Radiology, PC, in March 2003,[7] a position he held until October 2011. November 2011, McRae joined Columbus Radiology as CEO.[8] Columbus Radiology was acquired by Radiology Partners in August, 2016.[9] In April 2022, Charles joined Envision Healthcare[10] as Service Line Executive for the Anesthesiology Service Line.

June 2013, Charles McRae was elected to the board of directors of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) and appointed to serve as Chair of the RBMA's Radiology Integration Models Task Force.[11]


Charles is married to Lori Baxter. In addition to working and playing with his seven children, McRae is a licensed pilot, PADI scuba certified, boater, and outdoorsman.


  1. ^ "Charles McRae". LinkedIn.
  2. ^ "Thompson, McRae to be Honored as UT's Legends of the Game Saturday - University of Tennessee Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Anderson County Hall of Fame announces 2008 honorees".
  4. ^ "McRae Honored by Clinton High - University of Tennessee Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on May 25, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
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  6. ^ "1991 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved May 7, 2023.
  7. ^ "Admin Corner- Charles McRae, Vista Radiology, P.C. On East Tennessee Medical News". Archived from the original on December 23, 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  8. ^ "Columbus Radiology CEO Elected to Radiology Business Management Association Board". Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "Columbus Radiology to join Radiology Partners". August 2016.
  10. ^ "Envision Healthcare Announces New Addition to Leadership Team". Associated Press. April 19, 2022.
  11. ^ "RBMA taps new board member". June 11, 2013.