Charlie Tolar

Charlie Tolar was an early American Football League star. Tolar attended Northwestern State University of Louisiana. At Northwestern, Tolar was twice Gulf States Conference MVP and still holds four school records. One of the most popular figures in the early days of the AFL, the 5-6, 210-pounder had dozens of nicknames, including "the Human Bowling Ball", and was named to AFL All-Star teams in 1961, 1962 and 1963. Tolar helped the Houston Oilers win the first American Football League championship in 1960 and repeat in 1961. The team finished as runners-up in 1962, when he was the team's Offensive MVP with 1,012 yards and a league record 244 carries. He was named to the ... more on Wikipedia

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