Charles  Haley

Charles Haley

Charles Haley is a former professional football player in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. Haley joined the 49ers as a linebacker in 1986 as the team’s fourth round draft pick, playing for the team until 1991 and then again from 1998 to 1999. After his trade to the Cowboys, where Haley played from 1992 to 1996, he made the transition to play defensive end. Haley is the first player in the history of the NFL to win five Super Bowls, including two while playing for the 49ers and three during his four seasons playing for the Cowboys. Haley was named the National Football Conference’s Defensive Player of the year twice, the first time in 1990 and again in 1994. Additionally he played in five Pro Bowls and had the honor of being named All-Pro on two occasions, once for his play as a linebacker and again for his play as a defensive end. Since the conclusion of his professional football career, Haley has become a mental health advocate, spreading awareness about living with bipolar and raising funds with former teammate Ronnie Lott to provide further education to teachers on how to help students navigate and cope with their own mental health.