Lew Carpenter, member of 3 NFL title teams, dies

Lew Carpenter, a running back who played on three NFL title

teams in a 10-year playing career, has died at 78.

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that Carpenter, a former

wide receivers coach with the team, died Sunday in Texas. No cause

was given.

Carpenter was a member of the Detroit Lions’ 1953 NFL

championship team and won titles with the Green Bay Packers in 1961

and ’62.

He played with the Lions from 1953 to 1955 and spent the 1957

and 1958 seasons with Cleveland before playing five seasons with

the Packers.

Carpenter played 123 career games, finishing with 2,025 yards

and 16 touchdowns on 468 carries. He also caught 87 passes for 782

yards and four touchdowns.

He spent three decades as an assistant coach in the NFL with

Minnesota, Atlanta, Washington, St. Louis, Houston, Green Bay and

Philadelphia.