Published: April 11, 2009


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Charles was drafted in the 4th round of the 1961 draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He was the 45th player chosen overall. He was moved to Left Guard as a rookie and started right away. He played there until 1964, then was moved to Right Tackle.


In 1967, the Rams won their first division title in 18 years. Cowan made his first Pro Bowl Team in 1968. He was moved to Left Tackle the next year, and would be named to the Pro Bowl team the next two seasons as well.


In 1971, "Humps" was named to the Sporting News All Conference First Team. He was then named to the All NFL Second Team by both the Associated Press and Pro Football Writers Association, as well as the Second Team All Conference by the UPI. Charles was a mainstay at LT until after the 1975 season, when he retired. The Rams have had many great players in their illustrious history, and Charles "Humps" Cowan is one of their very best...

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