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Get To Know: CB Nolan Carroll II

Posted Jul 29, 2014

A long and athletic corner, Nolan Carroll II signed a two-year deal with the Eagles during the 2014 offseason. A former fifth-round draft choice of Miami in 2010, Carroll emerged as a starter for the Dolphins in 2012 and set career highs in interceptions (three), passes defensed (11) and sacks (two) in 2013. Carroll has also been a valuable contributor to the team’s special teams units. A native of Green Cove Springs, Fla., he was a four-year letterman and team captain at Maryland.

Nolan Carroll II's Favorites

Pet: An American Bulldog named “Prime”

Greatest love besides football:
My son

What he’d be doing if not playing football:
Coaching or scouting

Talent he’d most like to have:
Ability to sing

Actor that would play him in a movie:
Chris Brown

Favorite personal moment in sports growing up:
Breaking the high school record in the 4X1 relay and making it to the state championship

Teams growing up:
Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars

Collects:
Football cards

Most played artist on his iPod:
Rick Ross

Meal:
Barbeque chicken

Nicknames:
“Nole” and “Bigs”

TV Show:
Dexter

Movie:
The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Military Family Values

Carroll was raised in a military family, as both of his parents served in the Armed Forces. Carroll’s father, Nolan Sr., served in the Air Force, where he earned the rank of senior master sergeant.

His mother, Jennifer, served in the Navy, where she became a lieutenant commander. Mrs. Carroll turned in 20 years of military service and left the Navy with a long list of achievements, including a Meritorious Service Medal; two Navy Commendation Medals; two Navy Achievement Medals; a National Defense Service Medal; an Overseas Ribbon; two Coast Guard Special Operation Ribbons; and an Expert Pistol Medal.

Adding to her résumé, Mrs. Carroll was named Florida’s lieutenant governor after spending seven years as a state legislator and also serving as executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.

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