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Charlie Brown
No. 87, 89
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1958-10-29) October 29, 1958 (age 65)
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:St. John's Island (SC)
College:South Carolina State
NFL draft:1981 / Round: 8 / Pick: 201
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:3,548
Career Arena statistics
Receiving yards:129
Player stats at · PFR ·

Charles Brown (born October 29, 1958) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons. He played for the Washington Redskins, helping them win Super Bowl XVII in his rookie season, and Atlanta Falcons. He was traded by the Redskins to the Falcons on August 26, 1985, in exchange for Pro Bowl guard R.C. Thielemann.[1] He was nicknamed "Good ol' Charlie Brown" in reference to the eponymous comic strip character.

He played college football at South Carolina State University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. Brown played wide receiver and defensive back for the Washington Commandos of the Arena Football League in 1990.[2] He was slated to be a receiver for the Washington Marauders of the Professional Spring Football League in 1992, but the league never got off the ground.

Brown was head coach of the Savannah High Blue Jackets (Savannah, Georgia) of the Savannah Chatham County Football League. He is currently wide receivers coach of Marlboro County High School Bulldogs varsity football team in Bennettsville, South Carolina.


  1. ^ "Redskins Trade Brown for Thielemann - The Washington Post". The Washington Post.
  2. ^ Sheinin, Dave (June 16, 1990). "CHARLIE BROWN BACK ON FIELD OF DREAMS". Washington Post. Retrieved February 3, 2024.