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Lew Carpenter

Born: Jan 12, 1932

Death: Nov 14, 2010

Birthplace: Hayti

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Lew Carpenter

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1932
Date of Death : Nov 14, 2010
Birth Place : Hayti

Lewis Glen "Lew" Carpenter was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Arkansas and professionally for ten seasons in the NFL as a halfback and fullback with the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, and Green Bay Packers. He played on three NFL Championship teams, with Detroit in 1953 and with Green Bay in 1961 and 1962. After his playing career ended, Carpenter spent 31 years as an assistant coach in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, and Philadelphia Eagles. Carpenter also coached the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football in 1996 and at Southwest Texas State University. He concluded his 47 years of playing and coaching football at the end of the 1996 season. Scientific tests on his brain diagnosed post-mortem that he had an advanced case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.


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