Duke Carlisle

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Duke Carlisle
Quarterback, Defensive back
Personal information
Place of birth: Kaufman, Texas[1]
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 176 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High school: Athens High School (Texas)[1]
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1964 / Round: 5 / Pick: 60
Debuted in 1964 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards

Emmet Augustus “Duke” Carlisle III is a former quarterback at the University of Texas at Austin and led the Longhorns to a national championship in 1963.

Born in Kaufman, Texas and raised in Athens, Texas,[1] he played defensive back and quarterback his sophomore and junior years during the era of one-platoon football.

Tune in your television to the Cotton Bowl and you'll laugh yourself silly. Texas is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the football public.

Myron CopePittsburgh sports writer

Carlisle was named Outstanding Back in the 1964 Cotton Bowl Classic win vs. a #2 Navy team featuring Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach, averaging 30.4 yards per completion. Earlier in the season he had a game-saving interception to preserve a 7-0 win over Baylor, the only time he played on defense his senior year. Carlisle's record as a Texas starting quarterback was 30-2-1.

The Green Bay Packers drafted Carlisle in the fifth round of the 1964 NFL Draft, but he was cut in training camp. The Dallas Cowboys picked him up, but he spent the entire 1964 season on the taxi squad and never played a down of professional football.

Carlisle returned to UT and earned an M.B.A. He then applied to the Army's Medical Service Corps rather than waiting to be drafted. He assumed he would be shipped to Vietnam, but the call never came.

After a stint as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch, Carlisle joined his father-in-law in the oil business in Texas.


  1. ^ a b c "Duke Carlisle, Quarterback". Sports Illustrated. 1963-10-21. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 

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Preceded by
Johnny Genung
University of Texas Quarterback
Succeeded by
Jim Hudson