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Get To Know: CB Nolan Carroll


Cornerback Nolan Carroll is entering his second season with the Eagles, his sixth in the NFL overall. Carroll was drafted by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Maryland. When Carroll first started at Maryland he was a receiver, but felt that he had what it took to be a cornerback and made the transition. Once in the NFL, Carroll set career highs with the Dolphins in 2013 with three interceptions, 11 passes defensed and two sacks. Carroll is in the competition to start opposite of Byron Maxwell this season.



Hobbies: Restoring old cars

Collects: Football cards

Favorite personal sports moment: Breaking the high school record in the 4x100 relay and making it to the state tournament

Favorite Movie: Big Trouble in Little China

Pets: Bulldog named Prime   


Growing up, Carroll's favorite player was cornerback Al Harris (left). Carroll was amazed by his dreadlocks, and began growing his own.

"I saw this guy flying around on TV with these dreadlocks," said Carroll. "I was like, 'Who is this guy?' He looks like Predator."

Carroll sported his own dreads for years during college, but decided to cut them off when he entered the NFL. Carroll and Harris turned out to be teammates for a year, and afterwards Harris coached Carroll.

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