Charlie Milstead, who played quarterback at Texas A&M before spending two years with the Houston Oilers, has passed away. He was 84.
Milstead was a 14th-round pick of the Oilers in 1960. He spent two years with the team as a backup quarterback, defensive back and punter, helping Houston win back-to-back AFL championships.
In 22 AFL games, Milstead punted 66 times for 2,365 yards and also converted his lone extra point attempt. As a quarterback, he completed four of seven passes for 43 yards and rushed three times for three yards.
Milstead also intercepted a pair of passes on defense.
In college, Milstead played under Bear Bryant and Jim Myers from 1957-59. A two-time All-Southwest Conference selection, he was inducted into the Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame in 1974.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Milstead's family and friends at this time.