Carl Kammerer

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Carl Kammerer
No. 66
Born: (1937-03-20) March 20, 1937 (age 80)
Stockton, California
Career information
Position(s) Defensive end
College Pacific
NFL draft 1960 / Round: 2 / Pick: 22
Career history
As player
1961–1962 San Francisco 49ers
1963–1969 Washington Redskins
Career stats

Carlton Cordell Kammerer (born March 20, 1937 in Stockton, California) is a former American football defensive end and linebacker in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins.[1]

Kammerer attended Lodi High School in Lodi, California. He played college football for one year at San Joaquin Delta College (then called Stockton College), where he was named to the Junior College All-America Team in 1956. Kammerer then played for three seasons at College of the Pacific, now University of the Pacific, in 1957, 1958 and 1960, sitting out the 1959 season due to a broken hip in a logging accident during the summer of 1959.[2]

Kammerer was drafted in the second round of the 1960 NFL Draft before completing dual degrees in History and Physical Education at College of the Pacific in the spring of 1961.[3] After playing two years for the San Francisco 49ers and seven seasons for the Washington Redskins, Kammerer was traded to and later released by the Atlanta Falcons, retiring in 1969.[4]

Subsequent to his 9-year NFL career, he served in government positions,[5] including as a senior executive at the Atomic Energy Commission and its successor agency the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.[2] Kammerer is a retired charter member of the federal government's Senior Executive Service. He is currently involved in community service projects in the metropolitan Washington DC area.

Kammerer completed graduate work at San Francisco State University during the offseason and in night school while playing for the 49ers from 1961-62. He also took a sabbatical from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1993-94 to attend the University of Maryland for a year to study German, History and Culture, including two months in a German language immersion program. In all, he completed 80 post-graduate credits.[2]


  1. ^ (27 February 1967). Kammerer Receives Award from Lodi BOBS, Lodi News-Sentinel
  2. ^ a b c Brady, Dave (20 February 1977). Carl Kammerer: Football to Nuclear Energy, Washington Post
  3. ^ Buttram, Bill. (29 July 1967). Skins' Kammerer Combines Brains With Speed, Brawn, The Free-Lance Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
  4. ^ (14 February 1978). Kammerer makes Hall of Fame, Lodi News-Sentinel
  5. ^ (30 October 1973). Ex-Lodi, Pro-gridder, Kammerer with ACTION, Lodi News-Sentinel