Charlie Powell

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Birthday
4, 1932
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Sep 1, 2014 (82)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1932
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Sep 1, 2014 (82)

About

Former NFL player who played defensive end in the league for five seasons between 1952 and 1961. He also spent time playing minor league baseball and had 39 professional fights as a boxer.

Before Fame

After excelling at four sports in high school, he had offers from college football programs and the Harlem Globetrotters, but played minor league baseball instead.

Trivia

After one season in the minors, he started his NFL career. Nineteen years old at the time, he was the youngest person to ever play in the league.

Family Life

His brother was AFL and NFL standout Art Powell.

Associated With

Over the course of his boxing career, he fought both Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali. He was beaten by both.

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