All you had to do was get the ball into Ed Carrington's hands. An all-around athlete, Mr. Carrington made a name for himself on the football, basketball, and baseball teams at Episcopal. The winner of three letters in varsity football and co-captain of the team in his senior year, Mr. Carrington was virtually unstoppable as a tight end; he had the speed and moves not associated - in his era - with someone of his size. Equally talented on the basketball court, Mr. Carrington drove the lane with alacrity, proving to be a powerful, intimidating, accurate shooter. He won three varsity letters and served as alternate captain during his senior season.
On the baseball field, Mr. Carrington was a consistent clutch hitter and an overpowering pitcher, throwing a no-hitter his senior year. His teammates recognized his leadership skills and he was voted co-captain his junior year, captain his senior year. Mr. Carrington was an active member of the EHS community off the field as well as on. He was a Senior Monitor, Chairman of the Honor Committee, and a member of the Missionary Society and the Hop Committee. At commencement, he was awarded the William Caskie Watts Award for baseball, the Lawrence M. Miller Award for basketball, the J.E. Herbert Bryant Scholarship Medal, and the Rinehart Medal for Athletic Worth.
While a student at the University of Virginia, Mr. Carrington was co-captain of the football team, AII-ACC as a tight end, president of the class of 1967, and the recipient of the John Acree Memorial Football Trophy. He played professional football for the Houston Oilers while attending law school in the off-season.
Mr. Carrington was killed in a mountain climbing accident in the Grand Tetons on August 22, 1986. At the time of his death, he was a partner in the Houston law firm of Bonham, Carrington, & Fox.