Chuck Carroll

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Chuck Carroll
Date of birth: (1906-08-13)August 13, 1906
Place of birth: Hastings, Minnesota
Date of death: June 23, 2003(2003-06-23) (aged 96)
Place of death: Hartford, Connecticut
Career information
College: Washington
High school: Garfield High School
Organizations
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus All-American (1928)

Chuck Carroll (August 13, 1906 – June 23, 2003) was an American football player and attorney from Washington.

He played for Garfield High School and earned 17 varsity letters while there. He would be given the title of Garfield Athlete of the First Half of the Century in 1950. He attended the University of Washington (UW) where during his junior year, in a game against the school's rival (Washington State University), he was part of two thirds of the tackles while also rushing for 136 yards. After scoring 15 touchdowns that year, a school record, he was named to the first-team All Coast and second-team All American.

His senior year he had six touchdowns against the College of Puget Sound (now University of Puget Sound), scoring 36 of the team's 40 points, a UW record for points in a game by a single player. He played for all but six minutes of the 1928 season's six conference games. Stanford's coach, Pop Warner, said he had never seen "a greater football player." Carroll would go on to earn a place in the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, and was the first inductee to the University of Washington Husky Football Hall of Fame. His jersey, No. 2, is one of only three numbers retired by the University of Washington football program. Rising UW senior, wide receiver Kasen Williams, will be the last Husky football player to wear No. 2. He was allowed to wear in honor of his father, Husky great Aaron Williams, who wore the same number before the university retired it.

After his football career he went into law, going back to the UW for law school. He was King County Prosecuting Attorney (from 1949-1971) and a judge advocate in the military during World War II.

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