Reggie Carolan

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Reggie Carolan
No. 89, 80
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1939-10-25)October 25, 1939
San Rafael, California
Died: January 1, 1983(1983-01-01) (aged 43)
Marin County, California
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: San Anselmo (CA)
Sir Francis Drake
College: Idaho
NFL Draft: 1961 / Round: 8 / Pick: 102
AFL draft: 1961 / Round: 17 / Pick: 135
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 23
Receiving yards: 364
Touchdowns: 5
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Reginald Howard "Stretch" Carolan (October 25, 1939 – January 1, 1983) was an American football player, a tight end in the American Football League (AFL). He played seven seasons (1962–1968), the last five with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Carolan played college football and basketball at the University of Idaho, and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 1961 while a junior; he was selected as an AFL All-Star in his first season, 1962. 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 against the Green Bay Packers, commonly known as Super Bowl I.[1]

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. While jogging around Phoenix Lake in Marin County, he suffered an epileptic seizure, fell in the lake, and drowned.[1]

His son Brett Carolan (b.1971) played football at San Marin High School in Novato, at Washington State in Pullman, and in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins in the 1990s. The Carolans are among 161 pairs of fathers and sons documented at the Pro Football Hall of Fame to have played pro football.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Beitiks, Edvins (January 21, 1995). "Super Bowl tradition for Marin family". San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved November 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, "Fathers and Sons Who Have Played Pro Football", April 20, 2007, accessed March 8, 2008

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