Alex Carson

Alex Carson
Nickname(s) "The Murderous Ax"
Date of birth c. 1925
Place of birth Windsor, Ontario
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) C/G
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
As player
1949–1951 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1951)

Alexander Chorostkowski,[1] known as Alex Carson, (born circa 1925– date of death unknown), was a Canadian football player who played for the Ottawa Rough Riders. He won the Grey Cup with them in 1951.[2]

Carson was born to Polish parents and raised in Windsor, Ontario and previously attended and played football at the Kennedy Collegiate Institute and for the junior Windsor Rockets. He briefly played for the Los Angeles Bulldogs of the Pacific Coast Professional Football League.[3]

During his time in California, Carson was married to Carol Channing from 1950–56. They had one son named Channing Carson, who later adopted his stepfather's surname (Lowe). Carson and Channing divorced in 1956.[1]

He worked as a private detective in New York City after his football career. In 1962, he was living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[4] He later married Mary Jane Haskin Fenton in 1965; that marriage would last only 63 days.[5][6]

Carson died in or before 1986.[7]


  1. 1 2 Coleman, Jim The Globe and Mail (1936–Current); Jan 24, 1950; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail (1844–2011) pg. 14
  2. "Alex Carson". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  3. "Ottawa Citizen - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  4. "The Miami News - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  5. "25 Jun 1965, Page 7 - at". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  6. "Kentucky New Era - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  7. Earl McRae. "A chance to cheer the heroes of '51": [FINAL Edition] by Earl McRae. The Ottawa Citizen [Ottawa, Ont], September 18, 1986, pg. C1.

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