Jimmy Carr of Eagles 1960 NFL Championship team passes away

Eagles' Jim Carr (21) tries to prevent completion of a George Shaw pass to Kyle Rote (44) of the Giants in first period of Philadelphia -New York game at New York's Yankee Stadium on Nov. 20, 1960. Eagles won a 17-10 come-from-behind victory. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)
August 14, 2012 12:32:53 PM PDT
Jimmy Carr, former Eagles defensive back and assistant coach, has passed away at the age of 79, the Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday.

The team says Carr died yesterday morning in Fishers, Indiana.

A veteran of nine NFL seasons with the Chicago Cardinals (1955 and 1957), Eagles (1959-63) and Washington Redskins (1964-65), Carr was the starting left cornerback on the Eagles 1960 NFL Championship team.

He collected 13 of his 15 career interceptions while playing in Philadelphia.

Carr also played one season with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL in 1958.

After his playing career was over, Carr served 24 years as a NFL assistant coach, including two years as the Eagles defensive coordinator from 1970-71.

He also coached two years in the USFL as the defensive coordinator for the Denver Gold from 1983-84 and three years in NFL Europe from 1995-97.

In 1985, Carr was part of the defensive coaching staff for the New England Patriots AFC Championship team.

Carr starred collegiately at Morris Harvey (now the University of Charleston) and was an NAIA Hall of Fame inductee in 1962.

The East Bank, West Virginia, native played football and baseball at East Bank High School.

Carr is survived by his wife, Lila, their two children, Ken and Gwen, and seven grandchildren.

Memorial service information:
Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2 pm
Hamilton Hills Baptist Church
10293 E. 126th St
Fishers, In 46038

Donations in honor of Jimmy Carr can be made to

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

  • Alzheimer's Association
    Alz.org


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