Randall Carroll

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Randall Carroll
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-13) April 13, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth: Irvine, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Los Angeles (CA) Cathedral
College: New Mexico State
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Randall Carroll (born April 13, 1991) is an American football wide receiver and defensive back. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, having played for the UCLA Bruins from 2009 to 2011, but being dismissed for academic reasons.[1]

High school career[edit]

Carroll attended Cathedral High School in Los Angeles, California, where he played running back, cornerback and wide receiver. In his senior year, he totaled 31 catches for 564 yards and four touchdowns, and also carried the ball 73 times for 543 rushing yards and two scores. He was a first-team selection on the 2008 USA Today All-USA team.

Track and field[edit]

Also an excellent track athlete, Carroll ran a 10.30 non-wind-aided clocking in the 100 metres at the Del Rey League finals in May 2009. It was the fastest by an American high school sprinter in 2009, and tied Quincy Watts and Riley Washington for the third fastest ever by a California high schooler, behind only Henry Thomas and Ricky Carrigan.[2] In June 2009, he won the CIF state track titles in the 100 (10.38) and 200 (21.08) for the second consecutive year, becoming the first athlete to do so since Charlie Paddock in 1917 and 1918.[3] His achievements earned him a 2009 All-USA track and field team selection by USA Today as well.[4]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
60 meters 6.82 Seattle, Washington February 26, 2010
100 meters 10.30 Garden City, Kansas May 7, 2009
200 meters 20.91 Cerritos, California May 31, 2008

College career[edit]

Carroll's career at UCLA was filled with turmoil. He was among four players suspended for a game in 2009 for a violation of team rules and caused a stir later that year with a Twitter message disparaging then-offensive coordinator Norm Chow.[5] In 2011, he was among six UCLA players suspended after participating in a benches-clearing brawl October 20 against Arizona.[6] In January 2012, Carroll was dismissed for failing to meet academic requirements.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Carroll signed with the Seattle Seahawks after going unselected in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Seahawks released him on August 1, 2014.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yoon, Peter (January 10, 2012). "UCLA Bruins dismiss Raymond Nelson, Wesley Flowers, Randall Carroll for team violations". ESPN Los Angeles. 
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Rich (May 7, 2009). "Carroll stuns with 10.30 legal for 100M!". DyeStatCal.com. 
  3. ^ Stephens, Mitch (June 7, 2009). "California Track: Thompson Headlines Memorable State Finals". MaxPreps. 
  4. ^ Baer, Fred (July 21, 2009). "Jelmini, Finley head 2009 All-USA track and field team". USA Today. 
  5. ^ Foster, Chris (October 25, 2009). "Player's tweet uses racial epithet". Los Angeles Times. 
  6. ^ Foster, Chris (October 21, 2011). "Pac-12 suspends six UCLA players after fight in game at Arizona". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ Drovetto, Tony. "Jesse Williams moved to injured reserve; Randall Carroll released; Marcus Dowtin signed". Seahawks.com. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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