The Kansas City Chiefs have 42 players currently enshrined into the team’s Hall of Fame, but they’re prepared to make it 43 with the addition of wide receiver Carlos Carson.
Carson was drafted by the Chiefs in the 5th round of the 1980 NFL Draft and continued to be a productive receiver for the team through the entire decade. He finished his Chiefs career with 353 catches for 6,360 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns in 126 games with Kansas City.
Carson made the Pro Bowl in both ’83 and ’87 and, when he retired, he was third on the Chiefs all-time receiving list. He has since been passed by Dwayne Bowe and Tony Gonzalez. Carson is currently No. 5 and is tied at No. 7 in career receiving touchdowns with Henry Marshall.
“Carlos was a model of consistency in the 1980’s and over the course of a decade in the National Football League, he established himself as one of the best receivers in Chiefs history,” said team owner Clark Hunt in a press release. Throughout his career, Carlos represented the Chiefs and the Kansas City community with pride, and he continues to do so as an active member of the Kansas City Ambassadors. We look forward to adding his name to the Ring of Honor during Alumni Weekend later this year.”
Here’s a look at some of Carlos Carson’s college highlights, just in case you weren’t around when Carlos was playing for the Chiefs. (Also, a note that there is zero Carson highlights on YouTube with the Chiefs, so someone needs to do their job and upload some footage!)