Charley Pell

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Football Coach
Date of Birth February 17, 1941
Place of Birth Alabama
Date of Death May 29, 2001 (60)
Horoscope Aquarius

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Charley Pell

Charles Byron Pell was an American college football player and coach. Pell was an Alabama native and an alumnus of the University of Alabama, where he played college football. He is most notably remembered as the head coach of the Clemson University and the University of Florida football teams. Pell was credited with laying the foundation for the later success of both programs, but his coaching career was tainted by National Collegiate Athletic Association rules violations.

Born: Feb 17, 1941, Albertville, Alabama
Died: May 29, 2001, Gadsden, Alabama
Position(s): Guard, defensive tackle
Overall: 83–43–5
Bowls: 3–3

About Charley Pell

Controversial coach of the Florida Gators football who led them to the Top 10 and then was fired for violating many NCAA rules.

Before Fame

He never played football until high school, but was good enough to be recruited to the University of Alabama, where he became an All-SEC guard.


He admitted to his violations in a 1995 Dateline interview, saying 'There wasn't room for anything but winning. Nothing. Winning was the sole obsession, to a fault.'

Family Life

He grew up in Albertville, Alabama, with neither parent of his completing an education beyond the fifth grade.


He was coached at the University of Alabama by Paul Bear Bryant.

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  • Clemson Tigers - The Clemson Tigers are the athletic teams that represent Clemson University, located in Clemson, South Carolina. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level, primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference for all sports since the 1953–54 season.
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  • University of Florida Athletic Association - The University Athletic Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that is responsible for maintaining the Florida Gators intercollegiate sports program of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
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