Carleton Oats

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Carleton Oats
No. 85, 73
Position: Defensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1942-04-24) April 24, 1942 (age 76)
Polkinghorne Village, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Florida A&M
NFL Draft: 1964  / Round: 16 / Pick: 215
AFL draft: 1964  / Round: 21 / Pick: 167
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Carleton Oats (born 1942) is an American college and professional football player. A defensive lineman, he played collegiately for Florida A&M and in the American Football League with the Oakland Raiders from 1965 to 1969, then in the National Football League still for Oakland from 1970 to 1972, and finally for the Green Bay Packers in 1973. While pass-rushing in Oakland, he would sometimes jump at unusual heights over offensive linemen.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Florida A&M University public, historically black university in Tallahassee, Florida (U.S.)

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a public, historically black university (HBCU) in Tallahassee, Florida. Founded in 1887, it is located on the highest geographic hill in Tallahassee. It is the 5th largest historically black university in the United States by enrollment and the only public historically black university in Florida. It is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, as well as one of the state's land grant universities, and is accredited to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

American Football League Professional football league that merged with National Football League in 1970

The American Football League (AFL) was a major professional American football league that operated for ten seasons from 1960 until 1969, when it merged with the older National Football League (NFL), and became the American Football Conference. The upstart AFL operated in direct competition with the more established NFL throughout its existence. It was more successful than earlier rivals to the NFL with the same name, the 1926, 1936 and 1940 leagues, and the later All-America Football Conference.

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