Charlie Brown (wide receiver)

For people of the same name, see Charles Brown (disambiguation).
Charlie Brown
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Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-10-29) October 29, 1958
Place of birth: Charleston, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: St. John's Island (SC)
College: South Carolina State
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 8 / Pick: 201
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 220
Receiving yards: 3,548
Touchdowns: 25
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 11
Receiving yards: 129
Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at

Charles Brown (born October 29, 1958) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons for the Washington Redskins (and helped win Super Bowl XVII in his rookie season) and Atlanta Falcons. He was nicknamed "Good ol' Charlie Brown" in reference to the eponymous comic strip character.

He played college football at South Carolina State University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. Brown played wide receiver and defensive back for the Washington Commandos of the Arena Football League in 1990. He was a receiver for the short lived Washington Marauders of the Professional Spring Football League in 1992. Brown was head coach of the Savannah High Blue Jackets (Savannah,Georgia) of the Savannah Chatham County Football League.

He is currently head coach of Kingstree Senior High School Jaguars varsity football team in Kingstree, South Carolina.

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