Johnny Carson (American football)

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Johnny Carson
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Carson on a 1955 Bowman football card
No. 82
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1930-01-31)January 31, 1930
Atlanta, Georgia
Died: April 1, 2009(2009-04-01) (aged 79)
Atlanta, Georgia
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 15 / Pick: 179
(by the Cleveland Browns)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 173
Receiving yards: 2,591
Touchdowns: 15
Player stats at

Johnny Richard Carson, Sr. (January 31, 1930 – April 1, 2009) was a professional American football tight end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) from 1953 to 1959. He also played for the Houston Oilers of the American Football League (AFL) during their inaugural season in 1960. He played college football at the University of Georgia, where he was an All-American. Carson was drafted in the fifteenth round of the 1953 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

He died Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle.[1]

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  1. ^ "Johnny R. Carson Sr". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 3, 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2009.