Harold Donald Carson (born November 26, 1953) is a former American football inside linebacker who played his entire professional career for the NFL's New York Giants (1976-1988). Carson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Born in Florence, South Carolina, Carson played at Wilson High School and later at McClenaghan High School, from which he graduated. Before his NFL career, Carson played college football for Willie Jeffries at South Carolina State University from -, not missing a single game in four years. He became the first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player to win consecutive defensive player of the year honors, and assisted the Bulldogs to consecutive conference championships. In 1975, he was a first team selection on the AFCA College-Division All-America team and set school records with 117 tackles and 17 sacks.
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