Harold Carmichael Inducted into Black College Football Hall Of Fame
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Harold Carmichael has been inducted into the Black College Football Hall Of Fame. For more than 70 years black college football players have been making their impact on the sport.
Football players such as Walter Peyton and Doug Williams have paved the way for others to follow. Founded in 2009 by quarterbacks James Harris and Doug Williams. The BCFHOF aims to preserve the history and honor the greatest coaches and players from historically black colleges.
Carmichael Didn’t Just Play Football At Southern University
Carmichael attended Southern University from 1967-1970. He initiated his career as a walk-on and would go on to start all four years. The 6’8 wide receiver led the team in receptions each year. After his senior season, Carmichael was selected to the All SWAC team and the All American team.
Carmichael also played some college basketball. In addition to throwing the javelin and discus for the track team. Furthermore, over 70 Southern Jaguars have played in the NFL with Carmichael becoming the fourth Southern player inducted into the BCFHOF.
The Eagles’ All-Time Leader In Receptions And More
The Eagles selected Carmichael in the seventh round of the 1971 NFL Draft. Carmichael would finish his career as the Eagles all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
Carmichael retired in 1984 with 590 career receptions, 8,985 receiving yards, and 79 touchdowns. Also, he spent his last two seasons with the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys.
The Hall Awaits
Along with the BCFHOF Carmichael is also a member of the Eagles and SWAC Hall of Fames. Carmichael was also able to celebrate with the Eagles’ first Super Bowl in franchise history. Indeed, it’s been a special week for him.
“I always wondered if I did anything in college to be in the Black College Football Hall of Fame,” said Harold Carmichael.
Joining Carmichael will be Raymond Chester, Thomas “Hollywood’ Henderson, Leo Lewis, Greg Lloyd, Emerson Walls, and Coach Bill Hayes. Congratulations to Harold as well as to all the new inductees.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 13, 2018
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