Johnny Carson (American football)
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Carson on a 1955 Bowman football card
|Date of birth:||January 31, 1930|
|Place of birth:||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Date of death:||April 1, 2009(aged 79)|
|Place of death:||Atlanta, Georgia|
|NFL Draft:||1953 / Round: 15 / Pick: 179
(by the Cleveland Browns)
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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.
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