Charles DeJurnett was drafted in the 17th round (418th overall) by the San Diego Chargers in the 1974 NFL Draft. He opted to sign with the Southern California Sun of the new World Football League where he played both seasons of the league's existence. He suited up for 32 games for the Sun over two years until the league was disbanded midway through the 1975 campaign. In 1976, he began his NFL career with San Diego and spend five seasons with the Chargers. DeJurnett did not appear in a game in 1981 but would move north to play for the Los Angeles Rams in 1982. He would play five seasons with the Rams and finish his career after the 1986 season. Over 10 seasons in the NFL, he played in 118 games. Sacks were not kept as an official statistic prior to 1982 so we are unaware of how many DeJurnett had over his career.
DeJurnett wore this Sand Knit mesh jersey for home games in 1985 as evidenced by the team's 40th anniversary patch stitched onto the left shoulder. In 1985, DeJurnett suited up for 15 of the Rams 16 regular season contests and started 14 of them and was credited with a sack. The Rams advanced to the NFC Conference Championship game before bowing out to the eventual Super Bowl winners in the Chicago Bears. The jersey exhibits heavy game wear with 16 team repairs present.