American football player Fred Carr Died at 71


Fred Alton Carr was born on August 19, 1946 and died on February 19, 2018.

He was an American football player.

He played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1968 to 1977.

He 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.

Carr was in the top ten discus throwers in the USA in his senior year.

Carr 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.”

He 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.

He was drafted in the first round of the 1968 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.

His professional career spanned 10 seasons, all with the Packers.

Carr retired from pro football in 1977.

He died on February 19, 2018, after suffering from dementia and prostate cancer, at the age of 71.