Carlos Emmons (American football)

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Carlos Emmons
No. 51
Date of birth (1973-09-03) September 3, 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Greenwood, Mississippi
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College Arkansas State
High school Greenwood (MS) Greenwood
Career stats
Games played 147
Games started 117
Tackles 479
Quarterback sacks 19
Pass deflections 16
Interceptions 5

Carlos Antoine Emmons (born September 3, 1973) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. Emmons is President/CEO of Emmons, LLC. and owns a restaurant/bar called Wet Willie's in Atlanta, GA located at 2450 Piedmont Rd NE which opened March 5, 2010.


Emmons started playing football in seventh grade as an offensive linemen before moving to wide receiver in eighth grade. He attended Greenwood High School and played defensive back and linebacker. After high school, he played college football at Arkansas State University where he was a four-year starter and receiving his BS in Business Management in December 1995. He earned second team All-Big West Conference honors following his senior season, when he had 63 tackles, including four sacks.

Emmons was drafted in the seventh round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and played for the Steelers until 1999. In 2000, he began playing with the Philadelphia Eagles and was named team Defensive MVP in his final year. He signed as free agent by the New York Giants in March 2004 and was released by them on February 12 2007, after having career ending back surgery.


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