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This week's Sports and Torts features Pro Football Hall of Fame receivers Charley Taylor and Lance Alworth. Taylor is a member of the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame, and was the NFL's all time leading receiver at the time of his retirement. Alworth was considered by some to be the top receiver in all of pro football during the 1960's.
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Sports and Torts: Hall of Famer Charley Tayor

Taylor played his entire professional career with the Redskins after being selected in the first round of the 1964 draft, out of Arizona State. He helped lead the 1972 team to the Super Bowl, and still holds the team record for most career touchdowns with 90
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Sports and Torts: Hall of Famer Lance Alworth

Lance Alworth was the premiere pass catcher of the 1960's and the first true superstar the AFL ever produced. Bambi was also the first player from the American Football League to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Charley Taylor
Charley Taylor's pass receiving credentials accumulated in 13 seasons (1964-1977) with the Washington Redskins are legendary. His 649 receptions for 9,110 yards and 79 touchdowns rank him among the gameís elite. He led the National Football League in receiving in both 1966 and 1967, his first two years as a wide receiver, and caught more than 50 passes in a record-tying seven campaigns. With 1,488 yards rushing and a smattering of kick return yardage, he amassed 10,803 combined net yards to also rank among the best in that category. With 11 touchdowns rushing and 79 on receptions, Charley scored 540 points in his career. Taylorís pro football future was assured from his first day in camp in 1964 as a No. 1 draft choice from Arizona State. The 6-3, 210-pounder won Rookie of the Year acclaim as a running back and became the first rookie in 20 years to finish in the NFL's top 10 in both rushing (sixth with 755 yards) and receiving (eight with 53 catches for 814 yards). His 53 receptions were a record for running backs at that time.

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Lance Alworth
In 11 pro seasons, he caught 542 passes for 10,266 yards, an 18.94-yard average and 85 touchdowns. During his nine seasons with the Chargers, the graceful receiver averaged more than 50 catches and 1,000 yards per season.

He was named All-AFL seven straight years from 1963 to 1969 and played in the league's last seven All-Star games. He caught at least one pass in every AFL game he played, including a then-record 96 straight regular-season games and 105 in a row, if you count two AFL title games and seven All-Star appearances.


Read More About Lance at the Pro Football Hall of Fame