|Date of birth||August 18, 1944|
|Place of birth||Newberry, South Carolina|
|Date of death||December 23, 2008(aged 64)|
|Place of death||Roxboro, North Carolina|
|Height||7 ft 0 in (213 cm)|
|College||North Carolina Central University|
|Common draft||1967 / Round: 10 / Pick: 253|
|1967||Oakland Raiders (AFL)|
|Career highlights and awards|
American Football League Champion, 1967
Sligh graduated from Newberry High School in Newberry, South Carolina and played college football at North Carolina Central University, where he was on the Dean's List, for high academic achievement, as well as having a Biology Major and Chemistry Minor from 1962 to 1966.
During his time in the league he played in a total of eight games. Sligh was a reserve for the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl II, when the Raiders fell to the Green Bay Packers. In 1968, he was chosen by the expansion Cincinnati Bengals in the AFL Allocation Draft, but he was waived prior to the regular season.
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