Carl Kidd

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Carl Kidd
No. 26
Born: (1973-06-14) June 14, 1973 (age 45)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) LB
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
College Arkansas
NFL draft 1995 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
1995–1996 Oakland Raiders
20002006 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL West All-Star 2002, 2006

Carl Edward Kidd (born June 10, 1973 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is a former American football linebacker and defensive back who played in both the National Football League and the Canadian Football League.

High school and college years

Kidd played high school football at Pine Bluff Dollarway High School, and then played at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.[1] Kidd later played cornerback and safety at the University of Arkansas, lettering in 1993 and 1994. As a senior Kidd led the team in punt returns and won the Steve Little Award for the top Razorback special teams player. Following his senior season, Kidd was selected to play in the Blue-Gray Classic all-star game in Montgomery, Alabama.[2]

Professional career

Oakland Raiders

Kidd was signed as a free agent by the Oakland Raiders after not being taken in the 1995 NFL Draft. He played a combined 29 games for the Oakland Raiders in 1995 and 1996. Kidd played in all sixteen games for the Raiders in 1996, grabbing the only interception in his NFL career and returning 29 kickoffs for 622 yards.[1][3][4] Kidd then spent 3 years in various NFL camps before being signed as a free agent with the BC Lions in 2000.[5]

CFL career

In 2002, Kidd was one of six Lions to be selected to the CFL Western All-Star team. He returned 2 interceptions for touchdowns and was named BC's top defensive player and Player of the Week for week #14.

In 2003, he was named Defensive Player of the Week for week 8, was 6th in the CFL with 87 total tackle (football move)s and returned 2 interceptions for touchdowns.

In 2004, he recorded his 5th career touchdown, which was a 35-yard interception return versus the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Kidd was also the Lions leader with 54 defensive tackles.

In 2005, he missed the first 2 games due to injury but still led the Lions in special teams tackles (23) and had 2 sacks.

In 2006, he had 66 total tackles and 4 sacks with the Lions to help them win the 2006 Grey Cup. In what would be his final game, Kidd teamed with Javier Glatt to cause a critical fumble that sealed the Grey Cup title for the Lions.[6]

On March 27, 2007, Kidd announced his retirement from professional football at age 33.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "Carl Kidd." Archived 2010-02-18 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  2. ^ "2006 Arkansas Razorbacks football media guide." Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Carl Kidd." Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "Carl Kidd." Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "Carl Kidd." Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Carl Kidd Retires." Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  7. ^ Patterson, Jeff. "B.C. Lion Carl Kidd always wore his heart on the field.", June 6, 2007. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
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