Chuck Osborne (American football)

Charles Wayne Osborne Jr. (November 2, 1973 – October 16, 2012) was an American football defensive tackle who played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Arizona and attended Canyon High School in Santa Clarita, California.[1] Osborne was also a member of the Amsterdam Admirals, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders.[2] He died at his home in La Jolla, California on October 16, 2012. His cause of death was listed as "CTE and obesity related hypertensive cardiomyopathy."[3]

Chuck Osborne
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Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1973-11-02)November 2, 1973
Los Angeles, California
Died:October 16, 2012(2012-10-16) (aged 38)
La Jolla, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Santa Clarita (CA) Canyon
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 7 / Pick: 222
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


  1. ^ "CHUCK OSBORNE". Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Arena Football League Transactions". OurSports Central. March 25, 2002. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "Former Canyon star was casualty of sport". November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.

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