Charlie Weaver

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This article is about the American football player. For the Minnesota politician, see Charlie Weaver (politician). For the comedian known in-character as Charley Weaver, see Cliff Arquette.
Charlie Weaver
No. 59, 58
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-07-12) July 12, 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth: Greenwood, Mississippi
Career information
High school: Richmond (CA)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 147
Interceptions: 15
Fumble recoveries: 11
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Charles Earl Weaver, Jr. (born July 12, 1949) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL).

Early life[edit]

Weaver was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and attended Richmond High School in Richmond, California.

College career[edit]

Weaver was an 1970 All-American defensive end at the University of Southern California. He was also All-Pac-8, USC's Most Inspirational Player in 1970.

In 1969, he teamed with Al Cowlings and Jimmy Gunn, and the late Tody Smith and Bubba Scott to form a defensive front that powered the Trojans to 10-0-1 record and a win over the University of Michigan in the 1970 Rose Bowl. Coach John McKay credited a six-man front on defense for the victory, big Tony Terry was added to the group known as the "Wild Bunch" consisting of Jimmy Gunn, Charlie Weaver, Al Cowlings, Tody Smith and Bubba Scott.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Weaver was selected in the second round of the 1971 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, where he played for 10 seasons. He also played for the Washington Redskins in 1981.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 

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