Reggie Carolan

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Reggie Carolan
Date of birth (1939-10-25)October 25, 1939
Place of birth San Rafael, California
Date of death January 1, 1983(1983-01-01) (aged 43)
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
Uniform number 89, 80
College Idaho
AFL draft 1961 / Round: 17 / Pick: 135
NFL draft 1961 / Round: 8 / Pick: 102
(By the Los Angeles Rams)
Career history
As player
1962-1963 AFL San Diego Chargers
1964-1968 AFL Kansas City Chiefs
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Receptions 23
Receiving yards 364
Touchdowns 5

Reginald Howard "Stretch" Carolan (born October 25, 1939 in San Rafael, California), is a former professional American football player. A 6'6", 236 lbs. tight end from the University of Idaho, after being drafted by the American Football League's San Diego Chargers in 1961, Carolan was selected as an AFL All-Star in his first season, 1962. He played 7 seasons in professional football, from 1962–1968, his last five years with the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs. He earned a 1966 AFL Championship ring with the Chiefs in their victory over the Buffalo Bills, and played in the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game.

Carolan was a graduate of Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, California and taught at Tamalpais Union High School District schools during the off-season. After Carolan died, his son Brett Carolan played football at San Marin High School in Novato, California, and at Washington State, going on to play for the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins. The Carolans are among 161 pairs of fathers and sons documented at the Pro Football Hall of Fame to have played pro football.[1]

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