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Al Carmichael

Al Carmichael
Born (1928-11-10)November 10, 1928
Boston, Massachusetts
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 200 pounds (91 kg)
Position(s) Halfback, kick returner
College USC
NFL Draft 1953 / Round 1 / Pick 7
Career highlights
Honors Packers Hall of Fame
  • Pro Football Reference
  • DatabaseFootball
Green Bay Packers
AFL Denver Broncos

Albert Reinhold Carmichael (born November 10, 1928) is a former American football player.


  • High school career 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

High school career

Carmichael prepped at Gardena High School.

College career

Carmichael played college football at the University of Southern California (USC). At USC he scored the winning touchdown in the 1953 Rose Bowl against Wisconsin. Carmichael caught a third quarter pass from back-up quarter Rudy Bukich to win the game, 7–0.

Professional career

Carmichael played for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League between 1953 and 1958; then he was with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League in 1960 and 1961. He twice led pro football in kick off return yards. He scored the first touchdown in American Football League history, a 59-yard pass reception from Frank Tripucka for the Broncos against the Boston Patriots on September 9, 1960. He also has the tenth longest play in NFL history, a 106 yard kick off return for touchdown.

See also

External links

  • ~ Al Carmichael's autobiography106 Yards
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