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Charley Taylor, who was All-State in three sports at Grand Prairie's Dalworth High School and later an All-American at Arizona State, became the No. 1 pass receiver in pro football history. He surpassed fellow Texans Don Maynard and Raymond Berry with his record of 649 receptions while playing with the Washington Redskins from 1964-1977. He was the Redskins' first draft choice and was the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1964 with 755 rushing and 814 receiving yards. He earned All-NFL honors four times and appeared in eight Pro Bowls. He also led the league in receiving twice and placed second in two other seasons. He topped 10,000 career yards with 9,110 on 649 catches and 1,488 on 442 rushes while scoring 90 touchdowns. Taylor was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.

Charley Taylor