Charley Granger
No. 71, 73
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1938-08-09) August 9, 1938 (age 82)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Booker T. Washington
College:Southern
AFL Draft:1961 / Round: 26 / Pick: 202
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:14
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Charles Granger (born August 9, 1938) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Cardinals. He played college football at Southern University.

Early years

Granger attended Booker T. Washington High School. He accepted a football scholarship from Southern University.

As a sophomore, he became a starter as a two-way lineman midway through the season. As a senior, he contributed to the team winning the 1960 Black College National Championship. In track, he competed in the shot put and discus throw.[1]

In 2010, he was inducted into the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.[2] In 2011, he was inducted into the Southern University Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

Professional career

Granger was selected by the Boston Patriots in 26th round (203rd overall) of the 1961 AFL Draft. In July, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.[4] He appeared in 8 games with 7 starts at right tackle.

In November 1961, he was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals.[5] He appeared in 6 games with one start. He was released in 1962.

Personal life

After leaving the National Football League, he was a head coach and general manager of the semi-professional football teams Baton Rouge Red Wings and the Baton Rouge Golden Eagles. He had a 28-4 winning record and won three Dixie Football League championships in four seasons.[2]

References

  1. ^ Roscoe Nance (January 8, 2011). "A Jaguar Through and Through: Granger is in the Hall". Southern University. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "2010 SWAC Hall of Fame Inductees Announced". Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  3. ^ "SOUTHERN WELCOMES 11 NEW SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS". Southern University. November 30, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  4. ^ "Grid Training Starts For Cowboy Rookies". Denton Record-Chronicle. July 9, 1961. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  5. ^ "LeBaron's Late Passes Help Dallas Deadlock Redskins". The Baltimore Sun. November 20, 1961. Retrieved February 19, 2020.