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Retiring teacher Carrigan hands off rich legacy

During his more than a quarter-century at La Conner High, Mike Carrigan has tackled a wide range of teaching assignments – from algebra to U.S. history to industrial arts.

Turns out, he was a big-time tackler long before arriving here in the early 1990s.

A native of Orting, southeast of Tacoma, Carrigan played defensive back at Stanford University, where he squared off against the likes of future Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren and 1968 Heisman Trophy winner O.J. Simpson.

His Stanford teammates included Jim Plunkett, the 1970 Heisman choice and a Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player....


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