August 25th in African American History – Charles Alvin Sanders

Charles Alvin SandersAugust 25, 1946 Charles Alvin Sanders, hall of fame football player, was born in Richlands, North Carolina.

Sanders played college football at the University of Minnesota and was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 1968 NFL Draft. Over his 10 season professional career, Sanders was a seven-time All-Pro selection. Sanders retired after the 1977 season and from 1983 to 1988 served as a color analyst on the Lions’ radio broadcasts.

He is currently their assistant director of pro personnel. In 2007, Sanders was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2005, he co-authored “Charlie Sanders’ Tales from the Detroit Lions.”

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