It’s been 30 years since Carlos Carson played professional football in the NFL. Originally from West Palm Beach, he was a running back at John I Leonard High School in Lake Worth. After High School Carlos went on to attend college at Louisiana State University where he was switched to the wide receiver position. The rest as they say, is history
In recent years Carson has been inducted into The Kansas City Chiefs ring of honor at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City and in 2019 he was also inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Carlos played parts of his 10 seasons with the Chiefs from 1980 to 1989 after being a fifth-round draft pick out of Louisiana State University. He hauled in an incredible 6,360 yards receiving – fifth-most in Chiefs history – and holds the franchise record for yards per catch (18.1), plus scored 33 touchdowns.
His career season was 1983, when he caught 80 passes for 1,351 yards and seven touchdowns, as both set franchise records and were career-bests.
Carson is currently a businessman and entrepreneur owning two fast food franchises in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Here’s what he had to say about today’s upcoming game