| Date of birth: January 31, 1930|
| Date of death: April 1, 2009 (aged 79)|
| NFL Draft: 1953 / Round: 15 / Pick: 179|
(by the Cleveland Browns)
|Debuted in 1954 for the Washington Redskins|
|Last played in 1960 for the Houston Oilers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
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 from 1953 to 1959. He also played for the Houston Oilers of the American Football League 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.
- "Johnny R. Carson Sr.". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 3, 2009. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=125683035. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
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