Charles Earl Weaver, Jr. (born July 12, 1949) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL).

Charlie Weaver
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Personal information
Born: (1949-07-12) July 12, 1949 (age 70)
Greenwood, Mississippi
Career information
High school:Richmond (CA)
College:Southern California
NFL Draft:1971 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:147
Fumble recoveries:11
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early lifeEdit

Weaver was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and attended Richmond High School in Richmond, California.

College careerEdit

Weaver was a 1970 All-American defensive end at the University of Southern California. He was also All-Pac-8, USC's Most Inspirational Player in 1970.

In 1969, he teamed with Al Cowlings and Jimmy Gunn, and the late Tody Smith and Bubba Scott to form a defensive front that powered the Trojans to 10-0-1 record and a win over the University of Michigan in the 1970 Rose Bowl. Coach John McKay credited a six-man front on defense for the victory, big Tony Terry was added to the group known as the "Wild Bunch" consisting of Jimmy Gunn, Charlie Weaver, Al Cowlings, Tody Smith and Bubba Scott.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Weaver was selected in the second round of the 1971 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, where he played for 10 seasons. He also played for the Washington Redskins in 1981.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-10-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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