Former Washington football legend Charley Taylor passed away at the age of 80 on Saturday.
Taylor spent his entire professional career in Washington, playing in the nation’s capital from 1964 to 1977. He was an eight-time Pro Bowler, All-Pro in 1967, AP Rookie in 1964. , a member of NFL The 1960s All Decade Team and a Hall of Fame for Professional Football. At the time of his retirement, Taylor was the all-time leader in hits (649), yards (9,110) and touchdown (79).
This is the message Washington Command owners Dan and Tanya Snyder sent after Taylor’s death on Saturday night.
Washington and NFL icon Charley Taylor has died aged 80
After calling it a post-campaign career in 1977, Taylor worked in Washington’s office as a scout. After Joe Gibbs was hired as the franchise’s head coach in 1981, Taylor became the team’s long-term recruiting coach. He held that role throughout the 1993 season, helping Washington win its first three championships Super Bowls in franchise history, leaving the organization in 1994.
Prior to being initiated by Washington, Taylor had started two sports for his alma mater, Arizona State University. He was a backrunner and defender for the soccer team, while playing pitch and triple for the baseball team. Taylor used her athleticism and versatility to become one of the most dynamic wideband receivers the NFL had seen up to that point. He will be ignored.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire Washington community at this time.
https://fansided.com/2022/02/19/charley-taylor-washington-nfl-passed-away-80/ Widespread Hall of Fame recipient Charley Taylor has died aged 80