Ahmad Carroll

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Ahmad Carroll
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-04) August 4, 1983 (age 31)
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
Debuted in 2004 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles 127
Interceptions 3
Pass deflections 17
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Ahmad Raheem Carroll (born August 4, 1983) is a retired American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers 25th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas.

Carroll has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Orlando Predators, Hartford Colonials, Calgary Stampeders, Arizona Rattlers and Toronto Argonauts.

Early years[edit]

Ahmad Carroll was born in Atlanta, Georgia. In his earlier years, Ahmad ran track for the D.C. Motion Track Club and also played Pop Warner football. During his years playing Pop Warner football, he earned the nickname "Batman" after repeatedly jumping over an offensive linemen. He later attended Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta where he was an All-Area cornerback, as well as tailback. He was also the state champion in the 100m dash. He chose to accept a scholarship to the University of Arkansas.

College career[edit]

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:

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

New York Jets[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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