Obituary: Al Carmichael
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Al Carmichael, the running back who scored the first touchdown in the old American Football League, has died. He was 90.
Carmichael caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from Frank Tripucka on Sept. 9, 1960, in the Broncos’ 13-10 win over the Boston Patriots in the AFL’s inaugural game.
Carmichael played for Denver in 1960 and ’61 after a six-year stint in Green Bay, which selected him in the first round (seventh overall) after he served in the U.S. Marine Corps following his college career. Carmichael, who set an NFL record with a 106-yard kick return in 1956 and was elected to the Packers Hall of Fame in 1974.