Harlan 'Gotch' Carr
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5'10" 165 lbs Guard/Forward
HS: Auburn Auburn, NY
Born: 4/30/1903 Union Springs, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1924-25 So
G
16
15
               
70
4.4
1925-26 Jr
G
11
11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
54
4.9
1926-27 Sr
G/F
19
19
               
113
5.9
Career    
46
45
0
0
0.0
0
0
0.0
0
0
237
5.3

Gotch Carr was an outstanding athlete who earned seven letters in three sports (basketball, baseball, and football) at Syracuse. Carr was a starting guard on the 1926 basketball national championship team. The basketball team went 33-3 the two seasons he played for them, and he, Vic Hanson and Charlie Lee were referred to as the 'Three Musketeers'. He landed into academic trouble his junior season, costing him playing time, though he would graduate in 1928.

Carr split time at forward his senior season, and had developed into a strong scorer, third on the team behind Hanson and Bill Eisemann.

On the gridiron, Carr was the starting half back for three seasons, where the team went 27-5-3. He was a true triple threat who could run, throw and catch the ball and was tremendous in the open field.

He played one year of professional football as a quarterback with two different teams in the NFL, the Pottsville Maroons and Buffalo Bisons, starting nine of the ten games he played.

NFL Statistics
Seasons Pos G Rush Att Yards Rush YPA Rec. Rec. Yards TDs Pass Yds Pass Att. Pass Com. % TDs Int Punts Punt Yds
1 QB
10
78
116
1.5
2
28
3
108 7 32 21.8% 0 9 42 1474

Gotch Carr was an assistant football coach at Syracuse for 7 years under Vic Hanson. He would also play some semi-pro baseball for the Yankees farm system, professional basketball for the Syracuse All-Americans. Carr also owned and ran Carr-Ney Beverages and the Gotch Carr (Warren) Grill is Syracuse. He was the basketball coach at Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) for several years.

Carr passed away in 1970.

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