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Ahmad Carroll

Ahmad Carroll
No. 28, 25, 31
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-04) August 4, 1983
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Arkansas
NFL draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 127
Interceptions: 3
Pass deflections: 17
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Ahmad Raheem Carroll (born August 4, 1983) is a former American football cornerback. He played college football at Arkansas and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Carroll was also a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Orlando Predators, New York Jets, Calgary Stampeders, Hartford Colonials, Virginia Destroyers, Arizona Rattlers and Toronto Argonauts.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Track 3
    • High school 3.1
    • College 3.2
      • 2002 3.2.1
      • 2003 3.2.2
  • Professional career 4
    • Green Bay Packers 4.1
    • Jacksonville Jaguars 4.2
    • Orlando Predators 4.3
    • New York Jets 4.4
    • Toronto Argonauts 4.5
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Ahmad Carroll was born August 4, 1983 to Artie and Carrolyn Carroll in University of Arkansas.

College career

Carroll excelled in two sports at the University of Arkansas as both a sprinter for the track team and a cornerback for the football team. He finished his college football career with the following statistics:

Track

High school

While in high school, Carroll ran track & field for the D.C. Motion Track Club. He set a state record in the 100m dash (10.41 seconds) and finished second in the 200-meter dash (21.24 seconds). He was also the national AAU champion in the 100m dash (10.38 seconds) and was selected to Georgia’s Magnificent Seven list.

College

As a Arkansas collegiate, he competed on the Razorbacks' track team for two seasons. He earned a pair of All-American honors in the 100m and 200 meters at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

2002

In 2002, during the indoor season, Carroll competed in the 60-meter dash and set a new UA record with a provisional qualifying time of 6.69 seconds to win the event at the OU Sooner Invitational. He finished 11th (6.77s) at the SEC Indoor Championships. He also competed in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season. He earned a provisional qualifying time of 10.34 seconds at the SEC Quad and finished third. At the SEC Outdoor Championships, Carroll ran a time of 10.50 seconds in the prelims and just missed advancing to the finals.

2003

In 2003, Carroll competed in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season. At the Tyson Invitational, he broke his own school record with a time of 6.67 seconds. He finished eighth in the event at the SEC Championships. At the NCAA Championships, he ran a time of 6.73 in the prelims, but was unable to advance to the finals. He ran in the 100 and 200-meter dashes during the outdoor season. He came in fourth (10.34s) in the 100 and third (20.94s) in the 200-meter dash at the SEC Championships. At the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships he registered a career-best time of 10.28 seconds in the prelims of the 100m and in the finals he crossed the line in seventh (10.33s). He went on to finish third (20.89s) in the 200-meter dash to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships. He competed in a total of six races in four days at the NCAA Championships and became the first football letterman since Clyde Scott in 1948 to score points in an NCAA outdoor meet. He posted a seventh-place finish (10.46s) in the 100m and was the first Razorback athlete to score points in the 100-meter dash and only the second Razorback athlete to earn All-America honors in the event. He earned his second All-America honor for the weekend when he finished eighth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.48 seconds. He was the first Arkansas athlete to earn the honor in both the 100m and 200-meter dashes and was the only sprinter for the week to score points in both events.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 195 lb 32 in 10 in 4.34 s 1.53 s 2.52 s 41 in 10 ft 8 in 15 reps


Green Bay Packers

Carroll was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round (25th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was the target by many quarterbacks due to his tendency toward illegal contact penalties. He was nicknamed "Highway 28" in reference to his jersey number and tendency to give up long completions to the opponent. Penalties finally got the best of him when in Week 4 of the 2006 season against the Philadelphia Eagles, Carroll was burned for two costly touchdowns by Greg Lewis and had three penalties. He was cut soon after.

Jacksonville Jaguars

In October 2006, Carroll was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was waived by the Jaguars on May 7, 2007 following an arrest.

Orlando Predators

Carroll played for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League in 2008.

New York Jets

Following the 2008 AFL season, Carroll was signed by the New York Jets. He tried out for the team in 2007 but did not sign a contract.[1] He was re-signed by the team on March 16, 2009.[2] Carroll was waived by the New York Jets on November 16, 2009.

Toronto Argonauts

On May 10, 2012, Carroll was signed by the Toronto Argonauts.[3]

On June 30, 2012, Carroll played in his first CFL game against the Edmonton Eskimos. Midway through the third quarter, Carroll was flagged for defensive pass interference on a deep attempt by Eskimo quarterback Steven Jyles to receiver Fred Stamps. The penalty led to an Edmonton field goal, and Toronto went on to lose the game 19-15.

Carroll announced his retirement after winning the Grey Cup in 2012.

References

  1. ^ Bob Sutton may be Jets' scapegoat
  2. ^ Jets Re-Sign Carroll Yahoo Sports, March 16, 2009
  3. ^ Argos Sign Four Imports Including Former NFL CB Carroll

External links

  • Green Bay Packers bio
  • Jacksonville Jaguars bio
  • New York Jets bio
  • Orlando Predators bio
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