Former LSU speedster Carlos Carson to join Chiefs Hall of Fame

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Carlos Carson #88Former LSU wide receiver Carlos Carson was a record-setting wide receiver with elite speed. He was so fast that some of his records still stand.

The Kansas City Chiefs will induct him into their Hall of Fame later this year. As a 5th round pick in 1980, he became a mainstay in the Kansas City offense.

The 5-foot-11, 185 pounder made two Pro Bowls (1983 and 1989) with the Chiefs as their deep threat throughout the 1980’s. As a pro, Carson had 353 catches for 6,372 yards.

Nearly 30 years after Carson played in his last game for the Chiefs in 1989, he still holds the franchise record for yards per catch at 18.1.

Carson set an NCAA record in 1977 by catching six consecutive passes for touchdowns, including five against Rice in his very first college game. From 1977-79, the Lake Worth, Florida native caught 89 passes for 1728 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Tigers.

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