Charlie Sanders, the Hall of Fame tight end for the Detroit Lions for 10 seasons, died today at the age of 68.

Sanders had battled cancer in recent years.  After he retired in 1978, he worked in the Lions front office in a variety of capacities.  In recent years, he was a part of the TV broadcast team for Lions preseason games.

It took Sanders nearly 30 years to get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he was honored with the bronze bust in 2007.