Harold Carmichael

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Harold Carmichael

14 Seasons
4 Pro Bowls
590 Receptions
8,985 Receiving Yards
80 Total TDS
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(Southern University)...6'8'', 225...Drafted in 7th Round (161st overall), 1971 … Key member of Eagles teams that earned four straight playoff appearances, 1978-1981 … Recorded career-high and team record at time with 67 catches for 1,116 yards to lead NFL in 1973 … Registered 40 or more catches in nine straight seasons … Eclipsed 1,000-yard mark three times … Led Eagles in receptions and receiving yardage seven times … Established then-NFL record 127 straight games with a reception (1972-1980) … Career stats: 590 receptions for 8,985 yards, 79 TDs … Named First-Team All-Pro, 1973 … Second-Team All-Pro three times ... First-Team All-NFC three times (1973, 1978, 1979) … Selected to four Pro Bowls … Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1970s … Born: September 22, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida.

BIO

Harold Carmichael Philadelphia Eagles & Dallas Cowboys

Harold Carmichael played 14 seasons in the National Football League. He was a seventh-round pick out of Southern University in the 1971 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles where he spent 13 seasons. His final season in the NFL was spent with the Dallas Cowboys.

During just his third season, Carmichael recorded a career-high and team record at time with 67 catches for 1,116 yards to lead NFL in receptions and receiving yardage in 1973. This included a personal best 12 catches for 187 yards against the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 14, 1973.

Carmichael was a key member of Eagles teams that earned four straight playoff appearances from 1978-1981. He scored a career-best 11 touchdown receptions during the 1979 season. Carmichael registered 40 or more catches in nine straight seasons, eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark three times and had 20 games with 100 or more receiving yards during his career. Carmichael led the Eagles in receptions and receiving yardage seven times and established a then-NFL record of 127 straight games with a reception from 1972-1980.

A true leader, Carmichael helped Philadelphia to a division title and the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance in 1980. At the time of his retirement, Carmichael was the Eagles’ all-time leader in games played, consecutive games played, touchdowns, receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions.

Carmichael’s career stats include 590 receptions for 8,985 yards and 79 TDs. He was named First-Team All-Pro in 1973, Second-Team All-Pro three times, received First-Team All-NFC three times and Second-Team All-NFC four times. Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1970s, Carmichael was showed as the NFL Man of the Year in 1980 and selected to four Pro Bowls.

STATS

Harold Carmichael's Stats

 

 

 

 

Receiving

 

Year

Team

G

No.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

1971

Philadelphia

9

20

288

14.4

0

1972

Philadelphia

13

20

276

13.8

2

1973

Philadelphia

14

67

1116

16.7

9

1974

Philadelphia

14

56

649

11.6

8

1975

Philadelphia

14

49

639

13.0

7

1976

Philadelphia

14

42

503

12.0

5

1977

Philadelphia

14

46

665

14.5

7

1978

Philadelphia

16

55

1072

19.5

8

1979

Philadelphia

16

52

872

16.8

11

1980

Philadelphia

16

48

815

17.0

9

1981

Philadelphia

16

61

1028

16.9

6

1982

Philadelphia

9

35

540

15.4

4

1983

Philadelphia

15

38

515

13.6

3

1984

Dallas

2

1

7

7.0

0

Career Total

182

590

8985

15.2

79

 

Additional Career Statistics:  Passing: 4-1-45, 1 TD; Rushing: 9-64



CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Harold Carmichael's Championship Games

Championship Games

1980 NFC – Philadelphia Eagles 20, Dallas Cowboys 7

Carmichael started the game at wide receiver. He had one reception for seven yards.

 

Super Bowls

Super Bowl XV – Oakland Raiders 27, Philadelphia Eagles 10

Carmichael started at wide receiver. He had five receptions for 83 yards.



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Harold Carmichael's Career Highlights

All-League Teams


All-Pro: 1973 (PFWA, PW)

All-Pro Second Team: 1973 (AP, NEA)  ·  1979 (AP)  ·  1980 (NEA)

All-NFC: 1973 (AP, PW)  ·  1978 (UPI, SN, PW)  ·  1979 (UPI, SN, PW)

All-NFC Second Team: 1973 (UPI)  ·  1974 (UPI)  ·  1977 (UPI)  ·  1980 (UPI)

 

Pro Bowls

(4) – 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981

 

In the NFL Record Book (at time of his retirement following 1984 season)

·    [1st] Most Consecutive Games with a Pass Reception – 127 (1972-1980)

 

Postseason Records

·    [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Games with a TD Pass Reception – 4

 

Team Records

Eagles records held by Carmichael

(Records through the 1983 season, Carmichael’s final season with Philadelphia)

·    [1st] Most Games, Career – 180

·    [1st] Most Consecutive Games, Career – 162 (1972-1983)

·    [1st] Most Touchdowns, Career – 79

·    [1st] Most Receptions, Career – 589

·    [1st] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 8,978

·    [1st] Most Touchdown Receptions, Career – 79

·    [2nd] Most Seasons – 13

·    [2nd] Most Receptions, Season – 67 (1973)

·    [2nd] Most Receptions, Game – 12 (at St. Louis, Oct. 14, 1973)

·    [Tied for 2nd] Most Games with 100 or More Yards Receiving, Career – 20

·    [Tied for 2nd] Most Games with 100 or More Yards Receiving, Season – (1973)

·    [Tied for 2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Season – 11 (1979)

·    [Tied for 2nd] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Game – 3 (Nov. 9, 1980)

·    [3rd] Most Points, Career – 474

 

Postseason Records

·    [1st] Most Receptions, Career – 29

·    [1st] Most Yards Receiving, Career – 465

·    [1st] Most Yards Receiving, Game – 111 (vs. Minnesota, Jan. 3, 1981)

·    [1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Career – 6

·    [1st] Most Receiving Touchdowns, Game – 2 (vs. Chicago, Dec. 23, 1979)

·    [Tied for 1st] Most Points, Career – 36

·    [Tied for 1st] Most Points, Game – 12 (vs. Chicago, Dec. 23, 1979)

·    [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdowns, Career – 6

·    [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdowns, Game – 2 (vs. Chicago, Dec. 23, 1979)

·    [Tied for 2nd] Most Receptions, Game – 7 (vs. Minnesota, Jan. 3, 1981)

 

NFL Statistical Championships

Pass Reception Titles: 1973

Pass Receiving Yardage Titles: 1973


NFC Statistical Championships

Pass Reception Titles: 1973
Pass Receiving Yardage Titles: 1973, 1978
  

Team Statistical Championships

Pass Reception Titles: 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982

Pass Receiving Yardage Titles: 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982

Scoring Titles: 1977

 

Awards and Honors

·       NFL All-Decade Team of 1970s

·       1980 NFL Man of the Year

 

Year-by-Year Team Records

1971     Philadelphia Eagles.............. 6-7-1   (3rd)

1972     Philadelphia Eagles............ 2-11-1   (5th)

1973     Philadelphia Eagles.............. 5-8-1   (3rd)

1974     Philadelphia Eagles.............. 7-7-0   (4th)

1975     Philadelphia Eagles............ 4-10-0   (5th)

1976     Philadelphia Eagles............ 4-10-0   (4th)

1977     Philadelphia Eagles.............. 5-9-0   (4th)

1978     Philadelphia Eagles............ 9-7-0   (2nd)

1979     Philadelphia Eagles.......... 11-5-0   (2nd)

1980     Philadelphia Eagles.......... 12-4-0   (1st)

1981     Philadelphia Eagles.......... 10-6-0   (2nd)

1982     Philadelphia Eagles.............. 3-6-0   (13th)*

1983     Philadelphia Eagles............ 5-11-0   (3rd)

1984     Dallas Cowboys.................. 9-7-0   (4th)

* NFC regular season finish in strike-shortened season.

 (Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

CAREER CAPSULE

Harold Carmichael's Career Capsule

Full Name: Lee Harold Carmichael

Birthdate: September 22, 1949

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

High School: William M. Raines (Jacksonville, FL)

Pro Career: 14 seasons, 182 games

Drafted: 7th round (161st player overall) in 1971 by Philadelphia



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