Charles McRae

Charles McRae
Date of birth: September 16, 1968 (1968-09-16) (age 43)
Place of birth: Wurtsmith AFB, Oscowda, MI
Career information
Position(s): Offensive Tackle
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
 As player:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Oakland Raiders
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Charles McRae (born September 16, 1968 was a former offensive tackle drafted in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft out of the University of Tennessee by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and was the first offensive player selected. In 71 games with the Bucs, McRae started 38 at right tackle and left guard before finishing his career with Oakland.

Charles was born at Wurtsmith, USAFB in Michigan on September 16, 1968 and moved to Clinton, TN at the age of seven where he was a two-year starter in football and basketball at Clinton Senior High.

Charles played football at the University of Tennessee, first as a defensive lineman under legendary 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. Charles studied physics, computer science and history, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history in May 1991.

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

Charles returned to the University of Tennessee in 2000 and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in December 2002. Charles was chosen to be the first Administrator for Vista Radiology, PC in March 2003, a position he still holds in addition to Chief Manager of Integrated Practice Services, LLC. In addition to working and playing with his four children, McRae is a licensed pilot, gardner, boater, and outdoorsman.

Charles McRae and Lori Beth Baxter married on June 27, 2008 and they are enjoying life and work together with the four children in Rockford, TN. Lori and Charles enjoy restoring their old home, boating, tennis, reading, and gardening together.

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