Charlie Tutan Waters
(born September 10, 1948 in Miami, Florida
) is a former American football safety
for the Dallas Cowboys
from 1970-1981 in the National Football League
. He spent one season (2006) as a radio broadcaster
for the Dallas Cowboys radio network.
He was a good enough quarterback
at North Augusta High School, that he made the 1965 Shrine Bowl
, even though he had been a wide receiver
earlier in his career.
Waters signed a football
scholarship at Clemson University
and by the spring of 1968 as a junior, he was competing with Billy Ammons for the starting quarterback
job. When Ammons hurt his knee in spring practice, Waters won the position.
The defending ACC
champions started the season 0-3-1. When Ammons’ knee healed, he took over the starting job and Waters shifted to split end
for the remaining 15 games of his Clemson career.
He wasn't the strongest or the fastest player, but he was athletic and smart.
That year the Tigers won four of their last six games to finish second in the ACC
A three-year letterman from 1967–69, Waters was an All-ACC
selection in 1969 at wide receiver
as a senior. During his Clemson career, he caught 68 passes for 1,196 yards and 17.1 yards per catch, to go along with four touchdown
receptions. He still ranks eighth all-time for yards per reception and eighteenth all-time in receiving yards.
Waters was inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1981.
He also was inducted into the North Augusta and South Carolina halls of... Read More