Charles O. “Chuck” Carroll, was both a revered football player and a veteran prosecutor in King County, Wash.
Nicknamed the “Iron Man,” Carroll was a 195-pound running back on the University of Washington football team. He scored 17 touchdowns in 1928, a record that wasn’t beaten for 58 years. Carroll was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1964, and his jersey number (No. 2) was retired by the school.
He earned a law degree from Washington in 1932 and was appointed King County prosecutor in 1948. He spent several decades in public service until being indicted for his alleged connection to a Seattle police scandal.
Officers were accused of taking bribes and Carroll was charged with failing to vigorously prosecute police corruption. A judge dismissed the indictment, but it cost Carroll politically. He lost the Republican nomination for prosecutor in 1970, and returned to private law practice until 1985.
Carroll died on Monday. Cause of death was not released. He was 96.