Mobley, Carlos - Football, 1994

Carlos Mobley is easily on the most versatile and talented athletes Savannah has produced. He is one of the first players ever to letter in four sports at Savannah High School as a standout in football, basketball, baseball, and track. In 1956, he was awarded with the Ashley Dearing Award – given to the most versatile athlete in Savannah – and the Sears Trophy – given to the city’s best football player. As quarterback, Mobley was All-Region for 1954-55 and All-State and All-American his senior season. He was also All-State and All-Region in baseball in 1956 and starred on the SHS basketball team in the News-Press Christmas Tournament. He also won the region high jump in track. During his senior year, Mobley was signed by “Shug” Jordan – who flew in to sign him personally. But he forfeited that scholarship when he decided to sign a professional baseball contract with the New York Yankees. He played for three years in the minor leagues, rising to the Class AAA level before ending his baseball career. After three years in the Navy, Mobley was drafted by the Denver Broncos of the American Football League. He played as a backup to Frank Tripucka in 1962 and part of 1963 before injuring his leg. In 1965, a ruptured spleen ended his career.

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