Selected in the fourth round of the 1976 NFL Draft, Carson earned the starting middle linebacker position during his rookie season. He went on to be named to the All-NFL Rookie Team.
Carson led all Giants defenders in tackles five seasons and was named to the Pro Bowl nine times.
Carson was known for his "all-out" style of play and would attack blockers head on in his pursuit of the ball carrier.
Carson was named first- or second -team All-Pro six times and first- or second-team All-NFC six times.
Carson recorded 7 tackles in the Giants victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI.
Carson's best single-game performance came in a 1982 Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers in which he racked up 20 solo takcles and 5 assists.
Carson was extremely difficult to defense in blitzing situations and he had the speed and agility to be an effective pursuit player.
Harry Carson speaks to the media during activities surrounding the 2006 Pro Bowl.
Carson is measured for the coveted gold jacket that will be presented to him as part of the 2006 Enshrinment Celebration.
Intricate measurements are also taken for the creation of Harry Carson's Hall of Fame bust.
Carson receives his Hall of Fame gold jacket the eveninng before he is formaly enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Harry Carson delivers his enshrinement speech on Aug. 5, 2006.
Carson poses with his son, Donald, who served as his presenter.
Harry Carson wore this helmet during the 1982 season. He recorded his career best performance in a Week 2 contest that season. Carson had 25 tackles (20 solo, five assists) and a sack that night in the game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.
Harry Carson's Hall of Fame mural.
Harry Carson's Hall of Fame ring.
Harry Carson's Hall of Fame bust.