Fred Carr

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Fred Carr
Date of birth (1946-08-19) August 19, 1946
Place of birth Phoenix, Arizona
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College UTEP
NFL draft 1968 / Round: 1 / Pick 5
Career history
As player
1968–1977 Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 3
Awards Pro Bowl Co-MVP (1970)
Honors Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Career stats

Fred Alton Carr (born August 19, 1946) is a former American football player who played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1968 to 1977.[1]

Carr attended Phoenix Union High School where he competed in basketball, and representing P.U.H.S. as a discus thrower and in the shot put. Fred was in the top ten discus throwers in the USA in his senior year.[2] He played for Phoenix College before transferring to the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 1965, where he was called "Probably the best overall linebacker in school history."[3] Fred was inducted into the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame, September 23, 2005, and would later also be elected to the Phoenix College (PCAA) Hall of Fame in their inaugural class of 2007.[4]

Carr was drafted in the first round of the 1968 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Carr's professional career spanned 9 seasons, all with the Packers. He retired from pro football in 1977.[5]


  1. "Fred Carr Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved October 16, 2008.
  2. "UTEP Centennial football team bios". El Paso Times. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  3. "Hall of Fame 2005 Inductees". UTEP. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  4. "Hall of Fame Members". Phoenix College. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  5. " - Fred Carr". Retrieved October 16, 2008.
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