Charles Mann was drafted in the third round of the 1993 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins and by his second season, he was the starting left defensive end, opposite Dexter Manley. During this time, Mann had double-digit sack seasons four times, including a career-high 14.5 in 1985 which was just his third season in the NFL.
Mann finished his career with the Redskins with 82 sacks, second-most in franchise history, and 17 forced fumbles, the most in franchise history. He also played on the champion Super Bowl XXII and Super Bowl XXVI teams.
He signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 1994, where he won another Super Bowl before retiring. Mann was also a four-time Pro Bowler in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1991.
Mann helped found the Good Samaritan Foundation with his Washington teammates Art Monk, Tim Johnson and Earnest Byner. The foundation provides youth with the skills, training and resources necessary to compete successfully in society through the Student Training Opportunity Program (STOP). In 1993, Mann was voted the "Washingtonian of the Year."
At the dinner, Charles will share stories from his experiences with the Super Bowl Champion Redskins and explain the qualities needed to be a person with "The Heart of a Champion."