1997 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee
Wife: Arie Lee
Daughters: Cheryl, Rhonda
Sons: Alden James (Butch), Samuel Waynard, Brian, Greg Moorer
Sam grew up on the north end of Flint where he attended Parkland and Roosevelt Elementary, Lowell Jr. High, and Northern High School. He also attended Wayne State University, where he was the only black player on the team.
Guy Houston, called Sam the most versatile athlete he ever coached.
Listed below are Sam Carpenter’s sports accomplishments.
1937 All City Guard Second Team All Valley Guard
1938 Flint’s First Black Football Captain
Flint’s First Black Quarterback
Northern’s First Black Quarterback
Team’s leading scorer – 43 points
Second in Valley scoring 37 points
Led team in touchdowns – 7
All Valley Fullback
City-Valley Football Champions
Led Saginaw Valley Championship Team to an undefeated season