Duane Carrell

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Duane Carrell
No. 10, 17, 3, 12
Position: Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-10-03) October 3, 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Washington (DC) Wilson
College: Florida State
Undrafted: 1972
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Duane Blore Carrell (born October 3, 1949) is a former professional American football punter in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, New York Jets, and St. Louis Cardinals. He played college football at Florida State University.

Early years[edit]

Carrell attended Woodrow Wilson High School. He accepted a football scholarship from Florida State University.

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Carrell was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins after the 1972 NFL Draft. He was waived before the start of the season.

St. Louis Cardinals (first stint)[edit]

On May 2, 1973, he was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals.[1] He was released before the start of the season.

Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

In 1974, he signed with the Jacksonville Sharks of the World Football League, where he played until the team folded operations.[2] He averaged 41.4 yards on 93 punts in 14 games.

Dallas Cowboys (first stint)[edit]

On October 30, 1974, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys, to replace punter Marv Bateman.[3] On September 14, 1975, he was released after averaging 39.8 yards per punt during the preseason and being passed on the depth chart by rookie Mitch Hoopes.

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

On September 16, 1975, he was signed by the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent, to replace punter Jim McCann.[4]

New York Jets[edit]

In 1976, he was signed by the New York Jets. He was released on September 28, 1977.[5]

St. Louis Cardinals (second stint)[edit]

On October 13, 1977, he was signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals, to replace punter Terry Joyce.[6] He announced his retirement on July 23, 1978.[7]

Dallas Cowboys (second stint)[edit]

In 1979, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys to punt in place of an injured Danny White.[8] He was released on August 21.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Carrell earned a bachelor's degree while at Florida State University and also helped to found a chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity while he was a student athlete.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports In Brief". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Defense: Goal Line Stand Paves Way For Sharks". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bateman Gets Boot; Cowboys Sign Shark". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bateman Los Angeles Rams Sign New Punter". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Card release Joyce". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Sports Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Bucs Punter Green Out For Season". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2016.