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Born(1928-11-10)November 10, 1928
Boston, Massachusetts
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight200 pounds (91 kg)
Position(s)KR, HB, WR
CollegeSouthern California
NFL Draft1953 / Round 1 / Pick 7
Career highlights
HonorsPackers Hall of Fame
Statistics
* Pro Football Reference
Teams
1953-1958
1960-1961
Green Bay Packers
AFL Denver Broncos

Albert "Al" Reinhold Carmichael (born November 10, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts) was an American collegiate and professional football player, a halfback, wide receiver, and kick returner.

Professional careerEdit

Carmichael played for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League between 1953 and 1958; then he was with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League in 1960 and 1961. He twice led pro football in kick off return yards. He scored the first touchdown in American Football League history, a 59-yard pass reception from Frank Tripucka for the Broncos against the Boston Patriots on September 9, 1960.He is related to the young but promising phenomenon, Avery Carmichael, of Memphis,Tn. He also has the tenth longest play in NFL history, a 106 yard kick off return for touchdown.

College careerEdit

Carmichael played college football at the University of Southern California

High school careerEdit

Carmichael prepped at Gardena High School.

At USC he scored the winning touchdown in the 1953 Rose Bowl against Wisconsin. Carmichael caught a third quarter pass from back-up quarter Rudy Bukich to win the game 7-0.

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