29 Facts About Charles Haley


Charles Haley is the first five-time Super Bowl champion; only Tom Brady, with seven titles, has won more.


Charles Haley won two Super Bowls with the 49ers and three with the Cowboys ; he was a starter in all five championship games.


Charles Haley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.


Charles Haley attended William Campbell High School in Naruna, Virginia, where he was a three-year starter for the football team, while playing linebacker and tight end.


Charles Haley was not highly recruited at the start of his senior season, so he accepted a scholarship from James Madison University, which at the time was the only Division I-A or I-AA school to make an offer.


The next year, Charles Haley was moved to inside linebacker, making 143 tackles and 4 sacks.


Charles Haley was a two-time Division I-AA All-American and finished his career with 506 tackles, 17 sacks, and 3 interceptions.

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Charles Haley is a member of the Xi Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at James Madison.


Charles Haley was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 1986 NFL Draft, after dropping because he initially was timed at 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash, although he was later clocked by a 49ers scout at 4.55 seconds.


In 1988, Charles Haley was named the starter at left outside linebacker, registering 69 tackles, 11.5 sacks and would hold that spot through the 1991 season.


In 1990, Charles Haley had 58 tackles, 9 passes defensed, was third in the league with 16 sacks, was voted the UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year and was a consensus All-Pro.


Charles Haley still recorded 53 tackles, 6 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles and 7 sacks, tying for the team lead with Larry Roberts.


Charles Haley received the UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year Award and was a consensus All-Pro .


Charles Haley is often mentioned as the final piece that helped propel the Cowboys into a Super Bowl contender.


Charles Haley registered 41 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 passes defensed, and 3 forced fumbles, but his recurring back problems began to require a series of surgeries.


In 1994, Charles Haley recovered from off-season surgery to post 68 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and 52 quarterback pressures.


In 1995, Charles Haley posted 10.5 sacks, 33 quarterback pressures, and 35 tackles in the first 10 games, until suffering a ruptured disk against the Washington Redskins, which derailed his season.


Charles Haley retired after the season, because of his back injuries and his youngest daughter Brianna having been diagnosed with leukemia.


On January 2,1999, Charles Haley was signed by the San Francisco 49ers after being out of football for almost two years, to provide depth for an injury depleted defensive line in the playoffs.


Charles Haley was re-signed for the 1999 season and tallied 3 sacks.


Charles Haley was selected to play in five Pro Bowls and was named NFL All-Pro in 1990 and 1994.


Charles Haley is one of only two players along with Tom Brady with more than four Super Bowl Rings.


Charles Haley was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015 after several years of eligibility and his bust was sculpted by Scott Myers.


Charles Haley was inducted into the San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame in 2015.


Charles Haley was enshrined into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor on November 6,2011.

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Charles Haley was an assistant defensive coach for the Detroit Lions from 2001 to 2002.


Charles Haley is a special advisor mentoring rookies for both the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.


Charles Haley has dedicated his life to help fund several local initiatives with organizations such as Jubilee Centre and The Salvation Army.


Charles Haley's daughter Madison Haley is a professional soccer player, who currently plays for Sydney FC in the Australian A-League Women.