#4 – Charlie Sanders, Tight End
In 2007 Charlie Sanders was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame for his body of work at the tight end position between the years of 1968-1977. A little before my time, his highlight reels are still fun to watch.
Sanders was selected to seven different Pro Bowls and he had made First-Team All-Pro honors on three separate occasions. He played in 128 games, starting 122 of them. He recorded 336 receptions for 4,817 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Charlie Sanders took the league by storm. At this time, tight ends were primarily blockers.
Sanders came into the league with an unseen elusiveness and speed at the tight end position and it caught teams off guard. He helped shape the tight end position into what it is today.