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Subject: Al 'Hoagy' Carmichael, Packers Hall of Famer and USC alum, dies in Palm Desert at age 90. …


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Date Posted: Monday, September 09, 02:00:18pm
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Al 'Hoagy' Carmichael, Packers Hall of Famer and USC alum, dies in Palm Desert at age 90. …
Larry Bohannan / Palm Springs Desert Sun
September 9, 2019

Al “Hoagy” Carmichael, a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and the player who scored the first
touchdown in the history of the old American Football League, died Saturday in Palm Desert. Carmichael was 90.

Carmichael lived in the desert with his wife Barbara.

At one time Carmichael held the NFL record for the longest kickoff return, 106, a record that stood for more than 50 years until it was broken in 2007.

Carmichael eventually moved to the upstart AFL and the Denver Broncos, where he scored the league's first touchdown on a 59-yard catch on Sept. 9, 1960, on a pass from quarterback Frank Tripucka in a game against the Boston Patriots.

Carmichael was a first-round draft choice for the Packers in 1953 out of the University of Southern California. He played for the Packers from 1953 through 1958. He played for the Broncos in 1960 and 1961.

Prior to turning pro, Carmichael served in the United States Marine Corps. While stationed at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, he discovered his love for the game while playing for the base’s team.


...He played for USC in the early 1950s. In the 1953 Rose Bowl,
Carmichael scored the only touchdown of the game as USC defeated Wisconsin 7-0.

Off the field, Carmichael was an occasional stuntman and extra actor in more than 50 films including "Jim Thorpe – All-American" (1951) for Burt Lancaster (1951), "Saturday's Hero" (1951), "Pork Chop Hill" (1959), "It Started with a Kiss" (1959), "The Big Operator," "Elmer Gantry" (1960), one of the doubles for Kirk Douglas in "Spartacus" (1960), "Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962), "Son of Flubber" (1962), "How the West was Won" (1962), and the TV show "Rawhide."

Carmichael is survived by his wife Barbara, two daughters, Pam and Stacy from his late wife Jan Carmichael, and two stepsons Darin Durkee and Bruce Durkee. He is preceded in death by his son Chris.

A memorial service for Carmichael will be held at Shadow Rock Church, 79-390 Highway 111 in La Quinta on Sept. 28 at 11. The public is welcome.

Link …
https://www.desertsun.com/story/sports/football/2019/09/09/palm-deserts-al-carmichael-green-bay-packers-player-1950-s-died-90/2263697001/

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How dare you post this! He was an actor not an athlete. (NT)RussMonday, September 09, 05:21:47pm


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