Charles Elvin Powell
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 220 lb.
- High School San Diego High School
- Born April 4, 1932 in Dallas, TX USA
- Died September 1, 2014 in San Diego, CA USA
Charlie Powell was involved in multiple sports - baseball, football and boxing.
He played baseball professionally in 1952 for the Stockton Ports, hitting .167 in 30 at-bats. It was in football where he made his name, however, as he was a defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders from 1952 to 1961, missing a few years in-between. He was the youngest player in NFL history at only 19 years old. As a boxer, he was 25-11-3 in his career, which spanned from 1953 to 1964. He even faced off against Cassius Clay (before he was Muhammad Ali) and Floyd Patterson.
His brother, Art Powell, was a 4-time Pro Bowler in the NFL.