Chuck Carroll

Chuck Carroll
Washington Huskies
Position Halfback
Career history
High school Garfield High School
Personal information
Born: (1906-08-13)August 13, 1906
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Died: June 23, 2003(2003-06-23) (aged 96)
Seattle, Washington
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus All-American (1928)
  • All-American (1927)
  • Consensus All-Pacific-Coast (1927, 1928)
College Football Hall of Fame (1964)

Charles O. "Chuck" Carroll (August 13, 1906 – June 23, 2003) was an American football player and attorney from Washington.

Carroll played for Garfield High School and earned 17 varsity letters while there. He would be given the title of Garfield Athlete of the First Half of the Century in 1950. He attended the University of Washington, where during his junior year, in a game against the school's rival, Washington State University, he was part of two-thirds of the tackles while also rushing for 136 yards. After scoring 15 touchdowns that year, a school record, he was named to the first-team All-Coast and second-team All-American.

During Carroll's senior year, he had six touchdowns against the College of Puget Sound (now University of Puget Sound), scoring 36 of the team's 40 points, a UW record for points in a game by a single player. He played for all but six minutes of the 1928 season's six conference games. Stanford's coach, Pop Warner, said he had never seen "a greater football player." Carroll would go on to earn a place in the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, and was the first inductee to the University of Washington Husky Football Hall of Fame. His jersey, No. 2, is one of only three numbers retired by the University of Washington football program.[1] Former UW wide receiver Kasen Williams was allowed to wear No. 2 in honor of his father, Husky great Aaron Williams, who wore the same number before the university retired it.

After his football career he went into law, going back to the UW for law school. He was a judge advocate in the military during World War II and King County Prosecuting Attorney (from 1949–1971).

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