Charles Romes

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Charles Romes
Date of birth (1954-12-16) December 16, 1954 (age 61)
Place of birth Verdun, France
Career information
Position(s) Cornerback
College North Carolina Central
NFL draft 1977 / Round: 12 / Pick 309
Career history
As player
1977–1986 Buffalo Bills
1987 San Diego Chargers
Career stats

Charles Michael Romes (born December 16, 1954 in Verdun, France) was an American football cornerback in the NFL, primarily for the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at North Carolina Central University. Romes's 137 total starts with Buffalo are eight-most in team history.[1] He is distinguished as being the first French to play in the National Football League.

Professional career[edit]

Romes played for the Bills for a total of ten seasons, playing in every game for the Bills from his rookie season to 1986, starting every game from 1978 forward. Romes logged at least one interception in every year from 1978 to 1986; his 28 career interceptions are fourth in team history. In Week Two of his second season, Romes returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown against the New York Jets.[2]

Romes played five games with the San Diego Chargers in 1987.


Charles Romes at Pro-Football-Reference