Charlie McNeil
Charlie McNeil 1961.jpg
No. 27
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born:(1936-08-07)August 7, 1936
Caldwell, TX
Died:January 7, 1994(1994-01-07) (aged 57)
Houston, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Centennial
(Compton, California)
College:Compton CC
AFL Draft:1960 / Round: Undrafted
Career history
Career highlights and awards
NFL record
  • Most interception return yards in a game: 177 (1961)
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions:19
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Charles Edis McNeil (August 7, 1936 – July 1, 1994) was an American professional football player who was a safety for the Los Angeles / San Diego Chargers of the American Football League (AFL). He played in four of the first five AFL Championship games (1960, 1961, 1963, and 1964), and was a member of the Chargers' 1963 AFL Championship team, an All-AFL player in 1961, and an AFL Western Division All-Star in 1961. He held the professional football record for 43 years, for the most interception yardage (349) in one season (1961), and most interception yards (177) in one game (also in 1961). The one-game record still stands. McNeil is the father of professional tennis player Lori McNeil.