Charley Ane

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For his son, the 1970s-era NFL center, see Charlie Ane.
Charlie Ane
Date of birth: January 25, 1931
Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date of death: May 9, 2007(2007-05-09) (aged 76)
Place of death: Honolulu, Hawaii
Career information
Position(s): OL
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight: 260 lb (120 kg)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 4 / Pick 49
As player:
1953–1959 Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1957, 1959
Career stats
Playing stats at

Charles "Charlie" Teetai Ane, Jr. (January 25, 1931 – May 9, 2007) was an American football offensive lineman.

High school[edit]

Ane excelled in baseball, basketball and track as well as football at the Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ane was a key two-way lineman on the powerful Buffanblu teams of the late 1940s.

College career[edit]

Ane played college football at the University of Southern California. He transferred from Compton Community College. At USC, he was a two-way tackle and quarterback in the single wing and played baseball before leaving a year early for the NFL. He was an All-Coast selection at USC in the early 1950s.

Professional career[edit]

Ane played his entire National Football League career for the Detroit Lions. In 1953, Detroit made him the franchise’s fourth-round selection (49th overall) in the NFL Draft. He was elected to the Pro Bowl in 1956 and 1958. He helped the Lions to three division titles, two NFL championships and was voted team captain from 1958-59. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft, but did not make the active roster.


Ane's son, Charles "Kale" Teetai Ane III played at Michigan State and for seven seasons in the NFL before becoming head football coach at The Punahou School.


Ane served as head football coach at Damien Memorial High School on Oahu and St. Anthony Jr./Sr. High School on Maui and was an assistant coach at Punahou, Radford High School and Kaimuki High School. Ane was later an assistant coach under his son at Punahou for four seasons from 1999-2003.


Ane died on May 9, 2007 in Honolulu.[1] He was 76 years old and died after prolonged health issues.


  1. ^ "Ane won Rose Bowl, two NFL championships". ESPN. Associated Press. May 11, 2007. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 

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