Eagles’ Jimmy Carr Dies At 79, Fans Mourn

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Eagles’ Jimmy Carr dies:

The sports world suffered yet another loss today as news spread of the passing of a former defensive back and assistant coach. Jimmy Carr was 79 years old.

Carr got his start in the ’50s with the Chicago Cardinals before moving on to the Eagles and then the Redskins. He played for Philadelphia when they won the Championship in 1960 and earned many of his career highs there, including 13 out of 15 interceptions. He then moved on to assistant coach for 24 years in the NFL, two of which were with the Eagles. He was inducted into the NAIA Hall Of Fame in 1962.

The family has requested that any donations made in honor of Carr go to the organizations below.

1. All Pro Dad Organization founded by Tony Dungy
Family First
5211 W Laurel St, suite 102
Tampa FL 33607

2. Alzheimer’s Association

Carr’s long career in the world of sports gave him quite a fan base; Twitter users have been posting about the loss all morning.

Eagles’ Jimmy Carr Dies At 79, Fans Mourn
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  • Ken MR>REDSKIN Simpson

    Mr. Carr was part of a blockbuster trade which saw him going to the washington redskins along with Sonny Jurgenson for Norm Snead and Claude Crabb. I didnt know he also pleayd with the ole. Chicago cards!! He was #21 on the skins for 2 yrs. and they used him as a linebacker his second yr. K.S.

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