Harry Carson

Harry Carson’s 13-year stint as a linebacker with the New York Giants is one of the longest tenures in club history. He was team captain for 10 of his 13 seasons and was named to the All-NFL Team seven times, the All-NFC Team eight times, and was NFC Linebacker of the Year twice. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Retiring from the NFL after the 1988 season, Carson has been a broadcaster and a special correspondent for several networks including CNN, WCBS, and ABC. He is CEO and president of Harry Carson Inc., a sports consulting and promotions company; author of two books, Point of Attack (1986) and Captain for Life (2011); and is an advocate for health-related issues. He has worked as a spokesperson to increase awareness of prostate cancer, especially in Asian, Latino, and African American men. Currently, Carson works with Meridian Health System, Inc. as a spokesperson to increase traumatic brain injury awareness in Ocean and Monmouth counties in New Jersey. In 2015, the NYU Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business’s Sports Business Society presented Carson with the Lalia Rach Profile in Excellence Award, which is awarded to a sports industry professional whose innovation, leadership, and commitment to success has resulted in significant, positive effects on the world of sports and beyond. Carson is a graduate of South Carolina State University.