Ed Caruthers
Caruthers in 2012
Personal information
Full nameEdward Julius Caruthers Jr.
BornApril 13, 1945 (1945-04-13) (age 78)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City High Jump
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1967 Winnipeg High Jump

Edward Julius Caruthers Jr. (born April 13, 1945) is an American former athlete who competed mainly in the men's high jump event during his career.

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he competed for the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico, where he won the silver medal in the men's high jump event. He was also a member of the 1964 US Olympic Team with an 8th-place finish in the high jump.

Caruthers was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 12th round of the 1968 NFL/AFL draft as a defensive back from the University of Arizona.[1]


  1. ^ "1968 Detroit Lions Draft". footballdb.com. Retrieved November 10, 2020.