October 14th in African American History – Charles B. Joiner, Jr.

Charles B. Joiner, Jr.

Charles B. Joiner, Jr.

October 14, 1947 Charles B. Joiner, Jr., hall of fame football player, was born in Many, Louisiana.

Joiner played college football at Grambling State University. He graduated in 1969 and was selected by the Houston Oilers of the American Football League that same year. Over his 18 season professional career, Joiner played for the Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, and the San Diego Chargers and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

While playing with the Bengals, he set a franchise record for most yards receiving in a single game. Joiner retired in 1986 and has served as the wide receivers coach for the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs. He is currently the wide receivers coach for the Chargers. Joiner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.


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