Henry William Carr

Henry William Carr

Birth
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Death 29 May 2015 (aged 73)
Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes retained by his family
Memorial ID 147442929 · View Source
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Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete, Professional Football Player. He received gold medals for the Men's 200 Meters and Men's 4 x 400 Meters Relay at the 1964 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Born Henry William Carr, he attended Northwestern High School, where he made a name for himself as a track star. He continued his athletics at Arizona State University and during this period, he captured the NCAA 220 Meter Race Title and tied Paul Drayton for first place with a 20.69 finish at the United States Championship. Selected by the New York Giants during the 4th round of the 1965 NFL Draft, he totaled 37 career games while playing at the defensive back position. In 1966, he recorded 4 interceptions and led the league with a 101 yard interception return. After retiring from football he became a preacher. He was inducted into the Arizona State University Hall of Fame in 1975 and the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1997. He died following a lengthy battle with cancer.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 4 Jun 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 147442929
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry William Carr (27 Nov 1941–29 May 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 147442929, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes retained by his family.