Former Bradwell Institute football standout Kareem A. Bacon was recently inducted into the Clark Atlanta University Athletic Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony took place Oct. 15 at the Bishop Cornelius Henderson Student Center in Atlanta.
During his collegiate career Bacon twice made earned postseason honors. He was the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s first-team All-SIAC strong safety in 1990. He was selected again as a first-team All-SIAC player in 1991 as a cornerback.
After college, Bacon played for the Albany Firebirds of New York for the Arena Football League. During his time with the AFL he played defensive back.
His on-field performance got him an offer to play with the Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League.
In the third game of his professional career with the CFL, Bacon sustained a career ending injury to his back.
He became an educator and football coach in the Atlanta area before returning to CAU in 2002 as a member of the University’s football coaching staff.
Bacon is the son of Samuel Jr., and Glady T. Bacon. His maternal grandparents are Willie Lee Thigpen Sr., and Pinkey Thigpen. His fraternal grandparents are Samuel Sr., and Albertha G. Bacon. He is the brother of Jamar A. Bacon and sister of Samantha V. Leach.