|Date of birth:||November 27, 1942|
|Place of birth:||Detroit, Michigan|
|NFL Draft:||1965 / Round: 4 / Pick: 43|
|1965–1967||New York Giants|
|Playing stats at|
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for the United States|
|Gold||1964 Tokyo||200 m|
|Gold||1964 Tokyo||4x400 m relay|
Prior to bringing his athletic talents to Arizona State University, Carr was a state champion sprinter for Northwestern High School in Detroit having posted a 100 yard time of 9.3 seconds. While competing for the ASU Sun Devils, he won three national titles; along the way setting world records at 200 meters, at 220 yards, and as a member of the Sun Devil 4 x 440 yard relay team.
Henry Carr won the 1963 NCAA title at 200 meters in 20.5; the same year he ran 20.69 to tie Paul Drayton for the USA title. Twice that season Carr ran world records; a non-ratified 20.4 for 200 meters and, three days later in a college triangular meet, a 20.3 for 220 yards. Henry Carr ran even faster in 1964; setting a world record of 20.2 for 220 yards. Track and Field News ranked Carr Number-One in the World at 200 meters, in 1963 and 1964.
It was at the 1964 Olympics where Carr would achieve his greatest fame; Carr won the 200 meters and anchored the winning 4 x 400 meter relay team to a world record 3:00.7.
Professional football career
Following the Olympics, Carr played American football in the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the New York Giants and played three seasons as a safety and cornerback with New York.