|College||Southwestern Oklahoma State|
|NFL draft||1981 / Round:|
|1981–1985||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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.