Hall of Fame wide receiver Charley Taylor died on Saturday at 80 years old, the Washington Commanders announced.
The star wide receiver and running back was selected No. 3 in the 1964 draft and spent 14 years of his professional career with the franchise. He led Washington to its first Super Bowl appearance.
The owners of the team released a statement about Taylor's death.
“He represented the organization with excellence and class over three decades as a player and coach,” Dan and Tanya Snyder said, in part. “Charley was a great man and will be sorely missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Patricia and the entire Taylor family during this time.”
Taylor served as a running back and defensive end for Arizona State, tallying nearly 2,000 total yards and 25 touchdowns during his collegiate career. He went on to be an eight-time Pro Bowler, snagging a First Team All-Pro selection in 1967. He retired as the league's all-time leader in receptions.
It was not until 1984 when Taylor was added to the Hall of Fame.
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