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Charlie Ane
File:Charlie Ane - 1955 Bowman.jpg
Ane on a 1955 Bowman football card
No. 50     
Offensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1931-01-25)January 25, 1931
Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Date of death: May 9, 2007(2007-05-09) (aged 76)
Place of death: Honolulu, Hawaii
Career information
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 4 / Pick: 49
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 1953 1959)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× NFL champion (1953, 1957)
Games played     83
Stats at

Charles Teetai Ane Jr. (January 25, 1931 – May 9, 2007) was an American football offensive lineman who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions. He played college football at the University of Southern California.

Early years

Ane excelled in baseball, basketball and track as well as football at the Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a key two-way lineman on the powerful Buffanblu teams of the late 1940s.

He was inducted into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame. In 2015, he was inducted into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.[1]

College career

Ane attended Compton Community College, before transferring to the University of Southern California. He was a two-way tackle and quarterback in the single wing offense. He also played baseball before leaving a year early for the NFL. He was an All-Coast selection in the early 1950s.

In 2007, he was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall Of Fame.

Professional career

Ane was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (49th overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he was a backup for center Vince Banonis. The next year was named the starter at right tackle. After his third year. he was rotated between the center and the right tackle positions throughout his career.[2]

He was elected to the Pro Bowl in 1956 and 1958. He helped the Lions to three division titles, two NFL championships and was voted team captain from 1958-59. He only missed one game during his seven-year career.

Ane was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960 NFL Expansion Draft, but he opted to retire instead of reporting to the team.

Coaching career

Ane served as head football coach at Damien Memorial School on Oahu and St. Anthony High School on Maui and was an assistant coach at Punahou, Radford High School and Kaimuki High School. Ane was later an assistant coach under his son at Punahou for four seasons from 1999-2003.

Personal life

His son, Charles "Kale" Teetai Ane III played at Michigan State and for seven seasons in the NFL before becoming head football coach at Punahou School.

Ane died on May 9, 2007 in Honolulu.[3] He was 76 years old and died after prolonged health issues.


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