Al Carmichael

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Al Carmichael
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Position: Halfback, kick returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1928-11-10)November 10, 1928
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: USC
NFL draft: 1953 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Packers Hall of Fame
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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

Carmichael holds the distinction of scoring 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.


High school career[edit]

Carmichael prepped at Gardena High School.

College career[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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