Charles Haley joined the San Francisco 49ers in 1986 as the team’s fourth round draft pick.
He developed into one of the NFL’s most devastating pass rushers during a career split between the 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys.
He is the only player in NFL history to win five Super Bowls. Haley was a member of two 49ers’ championship teams (Super Bowls XXIII and XXIV) before his trade to Dallas.
Haley began his NFL career at linebacker in San Francisco but was moved to defensive end after his trade to Dallas and continued to excel at pressuring the quarterback.
Haley had amassed 100.5 sacks during his 169-game career. He was twice named NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1990 and 1994), voted to five Pro Bowls and named All-Pro two times, once as a linebacker and once as a defensive end.
He played in six NFC championship games over a seven-season period. He started at left outside linebacker for the 49ers in the 1988, 1989, and 1990 games and at right defensive end for the Cowboys in the conference championships in 1992, 1993, and 1994.
Haley was a member of 10 division championship teams during his 12-season NFL career. His final season marked the only year he played on a team with a losing record.