Carl Birdsong

Carl Birdsong (born January 1, 1959 in Kaufman, Texas) is a former National Football League punter from (1981-1985) for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Carl Birdsong
Kaufman, Texas
Career information
CollegeSouthwestern Oklahoma State
NFL draft1981 / Round:
Career history
As player
1981–1985St. Louis Cardinals
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls1983

Birdsong attended Crockett Junior High School in Amarillo, Texas. Birdsong graduated from Amarillo High School and then attended West Texas State University before transferring to, and graduating from, Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Birdsong made the Pro Bowl in 1983, but for an elite punter his professional career was short – by 1986, Birdsong was out of the NFL.

Personal lifeEdit

Married to Shylan Birdsong, Carl Birdsong is the father of Shylana and Orry Birdsong.

He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State with honors from its School of Pharmacy. Upon completing his college degree he became a pharmacist with Maxor National Pharmacy Services Corporation in Amarillo, and currently serves as the company's President and Chief Compliance Officer.[1]


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