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2017: Carlos Carson | Chiefs Hall of Honor | Kansas City Chiefs -

2017 | Carlos Carson | Wide Receiver


Carson spent 10 years on Kansas City's roster (1980-89) playing under Pro Football Hall of Fame Head Coach Marv Levy (1980-82) as well as head coaches John Mackovic (1983-86), Frank Gansz (1987-88) and Chiefs Hall of Fame Coach Marty Shottenheimer (1989). While with the Chiefs, he saw action in 120 games (91 starts). He recorded 6,360 receiving yards (fifth most in team history), 352 career receptions and 33 total touchdowns during his tenure in Kansas City. Carson had his best season in 1983, where he started all 16 games and recorded career-highs in receiving yards (1,351), receptions (80) and touchdowns (7). His 1,351 receiving yards fell just shy of Philadelphia WR Mike Quick (1,409) for most receiving yards that season in the NFL. Following his time in Kansas City, the two-time Pro Bowler (1983, 1987) finished out his final season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Carson was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round (114th overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft after three successful seasons at Louisiana State University (1977-79). In his first-career start against Rice on September 24, 1977, he connected with QB Steve Ensminger for the second-longest pass in school history at 82 yards. He went on to record five receiving touchdowns that game, setting a school record that stands to this day. He ranks tied for first in most total touchdowns in a game alongside RB Kevin Faulk (1997) and RB Leonard Fournette (2015). As a Tiger, he recorded 89 receptions, 1,728 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, while earning a degree in physical education.