Webster Slaughter biography

Webster Slaughter

Wide receiver, American football player

1964 –

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Who is Webster Slaughter?

Webster Melvin Slaughter is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League from 1986 to 1998.

Slaughter was born in Stockton, California, where he attended Franklin High School. Upon graduating, he attended San Joaquin Delta College and San Diego State University prior to his professional football career. Cleveland Browns general manager Ernie Accorsi drafted Slaughter in the 2nd round of the 1986 NFL Draft, based on the strong recommendation of the Browns' Hall of Fame receiver Paul Warfield, who was an unofficial scout for the team in 1986. During his rookie season he was listed at 6'0" and 175 lbs, and played in all sixteen games. As a Cleveland Brown, Slaughter would catch 305 passes and 27 touchdowns in six seasons, earning the praise of Accorsi who stated " one of the best receivers the Browns ever had."

Webster continued his career with the Houston Oilers, the Kansas City Chiefs, the New York Jets and finally with the San Diego Chargers. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1989 and 1993. In 1989, while playing with the Cleveland Browns, he averaged 19 yards per reception and a season total of 1236 yards and 6 touchdowns. Slaughter finished his career with 563 receptions for 8,111 yards and 44 touchdowns, along with 9 carries for 50 yards.

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Born
Oct 19, 1964
Stockton
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • San Diego State University
Lived in
  • Stockton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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