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Encyclopedia > Bud Carson

Leon H. "Bud" Carson (born April 28, 1931 in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania; died December 7, 2005 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American football coach best-known for his role on the Pittsburgh Steelers' championship teams of the 1970s. April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Brackenridge is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ringling estate Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County, Florida, USA. It is on the Central-West coast of Florida. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ...


Carson played defensive back for North Carolina from 1949 to 1951, then entered the Marines. After his discharge, he went into coaching, working at Georgia Tech under head coach Bobby Dodd. Carson took over as head coach in 1967. Under Carson, the Yellow Jackets endured three straight 4-6 seasons before going 9-3 and winning the Sun Bowl in 1970. In 1971, Tech finished 6-6 after a Peach Bowl loss. His dismissal as Head Coach of the Yellow Jackets was reported in the Atlanta Constitution under the headline "Bitter Bud Carson Is Ousted at Tech". Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the eleventh-oldest institution of higher education (and the oldest public institution) in the United States. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. With over 16,000 students, Georgia Tech is one of four public research universities in the University System of Georgia. ... Bobby Dodd (November 11, 1908–June 21, 1988) was an American college football coach at Georgia Tech. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sun Bowl is an annual college football game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta, Georgia since December, 1968. ... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily newspaper of Atlanta and metro Atlanta. ...


Steelers head coach Chuck Noll hired Carson as defensive coordinator in 1972. Under Carson, the "Steel Curtain" developed as one of the best defenses in National Football League history. The unit, led by Jack Lambert, Mel Blount, Jack Ham and Mean Joe Greene, gave up fewer points than any other American Football Conference team in Pittsburgh's Super Bowl seasons of 1974 and 1975. In 1976, the Curtain gave up fewer than 10 points a game. Charles Henry Chuck Noll (born January 5, 1932) is a former American football coach, having served as the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League from 1969 to 1991. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... John Harold Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio), considered to be one of the greatest NFL linebackers in history, played football with Kent State, winning two-year All-Mid American Conference linebacker honors. ... Mel Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Jack Raphael Ham, Jr. ... Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas) was an American football player in the NFL. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1981 in the defensive tackle position. ... The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy In professional American football, the Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL) in the United States. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


After the 1977 season, Carson took over the defensive-coordinator job with the Los Angeles Rams, who lost to the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV. He coached the New York Jets' defense from 1985 to 1988 before finally landing a head-coaching job with the Cleveland Browns for the 1989 season. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The St. ... Date January 20, 1980 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback Favorite Steelers by 10 1/2 National Anthem Cheryl Ladd Coin toss Art Rooney Halftime show Up with People presents A Salute to the Big Band Era Attendance 103,985 TV in the United States... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Green and White Head Coach Vacant Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WABC (770 AM) and WEPN (1050 AM) Announcers: Marty Lyons and Bob Wischusen League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960... This article is about the year. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... -1...


Cleveland won the AFC Central Division in 1989 before losing to John Elway's Denver Broncos in the conference championship for the third time in four years. Browns owner Art Modell fired Carson halfway through a disastrous 1990 campaign that ended with a 3-13 record. Carson returned for stints as an assistant with the Jets and Rams — by then in St. Louis — before retiring in 1997. John Albert Elway (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1983 through 1998. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan-English; Luke Sandoval and... Arthur B. Modell (born June 23, 1925, Brooklyn, NY) was a National Football League team owner. ... This article is about the year. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Carson, a long-time smoker, died in 2005 of emphysema.


He was married to Linda Carson, an anchorwoman at Sarasota television station WWSB. WWSB, Channel 40 (Cable Channel 7), is the ABC affiliate for Sarasota, Florida. ...

Preceded by:
Bobby Dodd
Georgia Tech Head Football Coach
1967– 1971
Succeeded by:
Bill Fulcher
Preceded by:
Marty Schottenheimer
Cleveland Browns Head Coaches
1989–1990
Succeeded by:
Bill Belichick

Bobby Dodd (November 11, 1908–June 21, 1988) was an American college football coach at Georgia Tech. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Marty Schottenheimer was born September 23, 1943 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper Local radio Flagship stations: WMMS (100. ... Bill Belichicks photograph on the cover of David Halberstams book The Education of a Coach. ...

External link

  • "Ex-NFL Coach Bud Carson Dies at 75" by the Associated Press, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2005, retrieved 7 Dec. 2005.

Other sources

  • Grossi, Tony (2004). Tales from the Browns Sideline. (Champaign, Ill.): Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-713-9
  • Carroll, Bob, et al. (1999). Total Football II. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-270174-6.

 
 

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