Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Inductees: Jimmy Carmichael

Jimmy Carmichael

Brownwood High School


Inducted in 1992

Carmichael, rated the best passer of the 1960s by TEXAS FOOTBALL MAGAZINE, threw for 2,308 yards and 28 touchdowns in 1969 to lead Brownwood to the Class 3A state championship. In a 34-16 title-clinching win over West Columbia, Carmichael completed 14 of 20 passes (including the last 10 in a row) for 225 yards and three TDs. For his three-year career, he passed for 3,585 yards and 48 touchdowns. One of the most celebrated players in Texas schoolboy history, Carmichael was named all-state and all-America and voted the outstanding high school football player in the state by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. A three-year letterman at Texas Tech, he led the Red Raiders in passing as a sophomore in 1971.