Lee Harold Carmichael (born September 22, 1949) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (1971–1983) and one season for the Dallas Cowboys (1984). Carmichael was the Director of Player Development and Alumni for the Eagles from 1998 to 2014, and a Fan Engagement Liaison from 2014 to 2015, before retiring again in 2015.
Harold Carmichael. Lee Harold Carmichael Position: WR-TE 6-8, 225lb (203cm, 102kg) Born: September 22, 1949 in Jacksonville, FL. College: Southern. Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 79 (441st overall since 1960) High School: William M. Raines Draft: Philadelphia Eagles in the 7th round (161st overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft.
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.
Harold Carmichael didn’t have to worry about that. At 6’8”, the “King of the Contested Ball” could almost stand flat-footed and still outreach his man for the pigskin. Talk about a red zone threat. At 6-foot-8, @Eagles great Harold Carmichael is thought to be the tallest WR in @NFL history. Though he played before the explosion of the passing game, Carmichael caught 79 career TDs (28th-most of all time).
Carmichael will be part of the Eagles' 2021 NFL Draft this weekend as he will announce the team's selections on Day 3 if the opportunity presents itself. Maybe one of the names he calls out will have the kind of success he had in his storied career.
Thanking his former coaches and teammates and Eagles fans around the world, Harold Carmichael on Saturday evening was formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In a 6½-minute speech at Tom Benson Stadium in Canton, Ohio, an emotional Carmichael — a walk-on at Southern University and a seventh-round draft pick in 1971 — accepted the highest honor for a professional football player.
Carmichael is the 10th Eagles player to be enshrined by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and the fourth wide receiver to represent the franchise.
Listen to Hall of Fame inductee and former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Harold Carmichael's full speech at the Pro Football HOF Class of 2020 enshrinement ceremony.
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Before 2020, Harold Carmichael had waited decades to receive the call of a lifetime. But in January of last year, Carmichael finally got it. Carmichael received the call from David Baker, President and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, informing him that he had finally been selected to join the most prestigious fraternity in the sport, cementing him as one of the greatest to ever play the game.