Ed Caruthers
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Caruthers in 2012
Personal information
Full nameEdward Julius Caruthers Jr.
BornApril 13, 1945 (1945-04-13) (age 77)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.

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 and when he won the silver medal in the men's high jump event. Dick Fosbury, whose new jumping style went on to revolutionize the sport, won the gold medal. Ed. Caruthers also was 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]

References

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