A Gentle Giant with a Power-Packed Punch

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Harry Carson

Well respected within the professional football community, Harry Carson has proven himself to be an amazing achiever, both on and off the field. Along the way he has encountered many challenges.

This tough and unyielding player, who played as a linebacker for the New York Giants from 1976 to 1958, also has a softer side. For five seasons he led the team in tackles and he also served as the team’s captain most of his career. He is considered their captain for life.

Carson’s excellence on the field was marked by his induction as the 231st member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His excellence off the field has been marked by the lives he’s helped change.

Carson is one of the leading spokesmen for NFL retired players. Since leaving the game, he has immensely impacted the lives of current and retired payers, advocating on their behalf for better health care, among other issues. He has also served as an advisor to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and as a member of the Brain Injury Association Sports Injury Prevention Council.

Carson has established himself as an authority and recognized speaker on concussions in sports. However, his love for helping people goes well beyond football to other projects, including the United Way Celebrity Read Program, the Boys and Girls Club of America, The Young Fathers Program, the Autism Coalition and many others.

The lessons he has conveyed to young players in high school and colleges across the country are that life is more than just about football. It’s about living your life in a way that positively impacts others.

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