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Charlie Joiner

Charlie Joiner won the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship every year. During his time in college, Grambling’s record was a staggering 31-9-1, including the 9-1 campaign in 1967 that led to a Black College National Championship. He led all GSU receivers from 1966-68, gaining 2,066 yards. Joiner led the team in touchdowns in 1966-67, received the Outstanding Offensive Player award in the 1968 Little Rose Bowl, and was named first-team All-SWAC three times. In 1969 he was drafted in the fourth round by the Houston Oilers and had short stints with the Oilers and Bengals before settling in with the San Diego Chargers for 11 seasons. He was selected to play in three Pro Bowls and finished his 18 AFL/NFL seasons with 750 receptions for 12,146 yards and 65 touchdowns. He retired as the then-NFL leader in career receptions, yards, and games played by a wide receiver. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.