John Carlos Biography

(American football player)

Football player-coach John Carlos low-key about his love affair.

More about the relationship

Like other celebrities, John Carlos keeps his personal and love life private. Therefore there are no details about his marital status and about his children.

But there are some photographs of him with his family members on his Instagram page, so we can conclude that he is a married man and that he already has children and grandchildren.

Relationship Facts of John Carlos

  • John Carlos is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is John Carlos?

John Carlos is an American former track and field athlete and professional soccer player. In 1968, summer Olympics he was the Bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters, and his Black Power salute at the podium with Tommie Smith brought about a lot of political controversies. He went on to tie the sector document within the 100-yard dash and beat the 200 meters world record.

He turned into involved with the United States Olympic Committee and helped to arrange the 1984 Summer Olympics. Following this, he changed into a monitor coach at Palm Springs High School. He was inducted into the United States Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2003.

He is the writer, with sportswriter Dave Zirin, of The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World, revealed in 2011 through Haymarket Books.

John Carlos: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family

Carlos was born on June 5, 1945, in The Bronx, and was raised in Harlem, New York All-American descent.

His mom, Vioris (née Lawrence, 1919–2016), was born in Jamaica West Indies to Afro-Cuban oldsters and grew up in Santiago, Cuba. His father, Earl V. Carlos, Sr. (1895–1969), used to be from Camden, South Carolina, and was a World War I veteran.

John Carlos: Education, School/College University

John Carlos was a talented high school athlete and an exemplary student who went on to study at East Texas State University on a full-time track-and-field scholarship. His wins in the 100-and 200-meter sprint and as a member of the four×400-metre relay helped to guide ETSU to the 1967 Lone Star Conference Championship.

After his first year, Carlos enrolled at San Jose State University, where he used to be eligible by the long-term National Track & Field Hall of Fame coach Lloyd (Bud) Winter.

Carlos: Professional Life, Career


The 1968 Olympic Tests were held on the Californian side of Lake Tahoe at the Echo Summit trailhead, which is about the same height as Mexico City at 7.377 meters above sea level. He was victorious in the 200-meter mark in 19.92 seconds, beating world record holder Tommie Smith and surpassing his record by 0.3 seconds. Although the record was never accepted because the formation of Carlos’ shoes (“brush spikes”) was not approved at the time, the race strengthened his image as a world-class sprinter.

Carlos was appointed a founding member of the Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR) and originally suggested a boycott of the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games until four conditions were met: the removal of South Africa and Rhodesia from the Games, the return of Muhammad Ali’s world heavyweight boxing title, the retirement of Avery Brundage as president of the IOC, and the recruiting of more African-American assistant coaches.

As the boycott failed to receive approval after the IOC canceled invites to South Africa and Rhodesia, he agreed to join, along with Smith, yet to perform a protest in case he won a medal.

Carlos had his best year in track and field in 1969, equaling the world’s 100-yard record of 9.1, winning the AAU 220-yard race, and heading San Jose State to its first NCAA title with 100 and 220 wins, and as a part of the 4×110 yard relay. He was featured on the cover of the May 1969 edition of Track and Field Magazine. In 1967, he was a 200-meter gold medal winner at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, setting the indoor bests in the 60-meter (5.9) and 220-meter indoor sprint (21.2)


After his career on the road, Carlos, a 15th-round pick in the 1970 NFL Draft, attempted professional football, but a knee injury cut his tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He then moved to the Canadian Football League, where he played one season with the Montreal Alouettes. Taking retirement from football, Carlos worked for Puma, the United States Olympic Committee, the 1984 Summer Olympics Organizing Committee, and the City of Los Angeles.

In 1985, Carlos became a mentor and suspension coordinator at Palm Springs High School in California, as well as a track and field coach. He was elected to the National Hall of Fame Track & Field in 2003.

In 2005, a statue showing Carlos and Smith on the medal stand was built by political artist Rigo 23 and dedicated to the San Jose State University campus.

In 2007, John Carlos won the Trumpet Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carlos is the godfather of Kenny Williams, General manager of the Chicago White Sox. Carlos and Williams’ father raced together at college.

In April 2008, Carlos was a torchbearer for the Human Rights Torch, which ran parallel to the 2008 Summer Olympics torch and attracted attention to China’s human rights record.
in July 2018 Carlos attended the Socialism conference organized by the International Socialist Organisation.

John Carlos: Awards, Nominations

Bronze medal winner in the 200-meter sprint at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
Carlos received an honorary doctorate from California State University in 2008. In the year 2012, he received honorary doctorates from Texas A&M University-Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) and San Jose State University.

John Carlos and Tommie Smith accepted the Arthur Ashe Award for Bravery on 16 July 2008 at the 2008 ESPY Awards held at the NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

John Carlos: Net Worth, Income, Salary

Carlos did not share his salary details until today but his estimated net worth may be around $ 5ook-$1 million as of 2022.

John Carlos: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

At the Mexico Olympics, Carlos and Smith caused controversy around the world by lifting their black-gloved hands at the gold award ceremony. Both athletes wore black socks and no podium shoes to reflect African-American suffering in the United States. In support of the protest, Peter Norman, a silver medalist who was a white athlete from Australia, was wearing an OPHR badge.

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Avery Brundage In reaction to their conduct, ordered Smith and Carlos to be removed from the U.S. team and banned from the Olympic Village. When the U.S. Olympic Committee declined, Brundage threatened to ban the whole U.S. relay team. The danger led to the removal of the two athletes from the Games.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

This former track and field athlete Carlos’s height is 6 feet 4 inches and weighs around 85 kg. The color of his eyes is black, at his young age he has black hair but as of now, he is bald. Other body measurements are not available.

John Carlos: Social Media

Dr. John Carlos is active on the social media platform. He has very little only 61 followers on Twitter, on Instagram, he has 4319k followers. On Facebook, he has 5576k fans following his Facebook page. He has his own official website named


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