American Football Database
Charles McRae
No. 70     
Offensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-09-16) September 16, 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth: Oscoda, Michigan
High School: Clinton (TN)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Debuted in 1991 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last played in 1996 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
*Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 1991 1995)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1996
Games played     84
Games started     39
Stats at

Charles McRae (born September 16, 1968) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He spent five seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, starting 38 at right tackle and left guard before finishing his career with the Oakland Raiders.

Early life

McRae was born at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda Township, Michigan, on September 16, 1968 and moved to Clinton, Tennessee at the age of seven where he was a two-year starter in football and basketball at Clinton Senior High School.


On September 4, 2003, Charles McRae was named one of the "Legends of the Game" with teammate Tony Thompson and was recognized before the UT - Marshall football game at Neyland Stadium.

In 2008, McRae was inducted into the Anderson County, TN Hall of Fame.

On October 28, 2011, Charles McRae was inducted into the Clinton High School "Wall of Fame."

College career

McRae played football at the University of Tennessee, first as a defensive lineman under coach Ken Donahue and the last two and a half years as offensive tackle under offensive coordinator and line coach, Phil Fulmer, earning All-SEC and Academic All-SEC honors. McRae studied physics, computer science and history, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history in May 1991.

Professional career

McRae was drafted in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and was the first offensive player selected. When his Volunteers teammate Antone Davis was selected with the eighth pick, it marked the first time in NFL Draft history that one school produced two top-10 selected offensive tackles in the same year.

Regarded as one of the bigger draft busts in Buccaneers history, McRae was never able to fulfill expectations in Tampa Bay. He had limited success after he was moved from tackle to guard. Charles signed with the Oakland Raiders in March 1996 as an unrestricted free agent where he spent one year as a reserve offensive tackle.

Post-athletic career

After completing his professional football career, McRae started a web development and IT consulting business with long-time friend and academic advisor Richard Westbrook. Volunteer Network Services was eventually sold and McRae took a position with AllVertical, Inc., a “dot com” based out of Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1999.

McRae returned to the University of Tennessee in 2000 and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in December 2002. McRae was chosen to be the first Administrator for Vista Radiology, PC, in March 2003,[1] a position he held until October 2011 in addition to Chief Manager of Integrated Practice Services, LLC. In November 2011, McRae joined Columbus Radiology Corporation as Chief Executive Officer in Columbus, Ohio.


In addition to working and playing with his four children, McRae is a licensed pilot, PADI scuba certified, boater, and outdoorsman.

He is married to Lori Beth Baxter since June 27, 2008, and they live with their four children in Rockford, Tennessee.


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