Photo of the Jessie Owens Athletic Complex courtesy of Dallas ISD.

The Dallas ISD Athletic Hall of Fame named two of the many great athletes to come out of Carter High School as part of its 2020 class.

Football player  Jessie Armstead and basketball player Micheal Williams will be honored at a ceremony in May.

Armstead was the star of the 1988 Carter team whose state championship title was stripped because it was later discovered that some of the players had been ineligible to play because of failing grades. Other members of the team also pulled off a string of armed robberies the following summer. That story is told beautifully in the 2017 ESPN 30 for 30 episode about the team, “What Carter Lost.”

Armstead played for the University of Miami, which won two national championships, and was drafted by the New York Giants in 1993.

He played for 11 seasons in the NFL and is a five-time Pro Bowler.

Photo of Micheal Williams via Linkedin

Micheal Williams graduated from Carter in 1984 and went to Baylor University.

He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1988 and played on their NBA championship team his rookie year. He later had a couple of standout seasons with the Indiana Pacers, and played a total of 11 seasons in the NBA.

According to his Linkedin profile, Williams is the president and CEO of a construction company in the Dallas area.