The Houston Oilers were the first champions of the AFL. Back in 1960 they played in Jeppesen Stadium, the home of supsterstar wide receiver Charlie Hennigan, who appeared in the first three AFL Championship games! He was an All-Star from 1961-1965 and led the league in 1961 with 1,746 yards receiving, a single season record that stood for 34 years. Hennigan also holds the distinction of scoring the first touchdown in Oilers history.
Charlie celebrated his 75th birthday this year, and as he was blowing out his candles, he looked back and decided it’s been a life that a man can be proud of. Charlie has succeeded on and off the field. However, it was as an athlete that he will best be remembered. We want to honor these accomplishments, while we recognize his stats and legacy. It’s this man that we are proposing for inclusion into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
If you agree with the sentiment, that Charlie Hennigan should be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we’d like to hear from you. This page represents a grass-roots campaign to see Charlie Hennigan inducted into the Hall of Fame, and our facebook page gives football fans like you the opportunity to make your voice heard! To join us and get behind our cause, simply visit us at http://www.facebook.com/charliehennigan or view our official Facebook Fan Page
Many people compare Hennigans stats to those of Hall of Famer and superstar athlete Jerry Rice. Their stats stacked up side by side immediately demonstrate how impressive Hennigans repertoire truly was. In a single season Hennigan caught more passes than any man had done before him with 1746 yards receiving in 1961. It’s a record that stood for 34 years and remains the 3rd highest in football history. Charlie was also the first man with over 100 receptions in 1964.