Charles Robert Taylor (born September 28, 1941 in Grand Prairie, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. Taylor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1984. During his tenure with the Redskins they reached the Super Bowl in 1973, (Super Bowl VII), after the 1972 season. They also made the playoffs four other times in the 1970s. Taylor was born in Grand Prairie, Texas was the second of seven childrenfour girls and three boys. He was raised by his mother Myrtle and step father James Stevenson. Myrtle was a domestic, a chef, a butcher, and an owner of a restaurant and Stevenson constructed parts for airplanes. Taylor started playing sports while in junior high school and by the eighth grade he was playing football, baseball, basketball and competing in track.
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