TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club announced Friday that DB Ahmad Carroll has retired from professional football following just one season in the Canadian Football League. Carroll retires just days following the Argonauts’ 100th Grey Cup victory over the Calgary Stampeders.
Carroll enjoyed a tremendous season with the Argonauts’ in 2012 as he recorded eighteen tackles, one sack, and three interceptions in thirteen regular season games. He started in both playoff games including the Grey Cup this past Sunday.
Carroll was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first-round of the 2004 NFL draft. Throughout his career, he has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets, along with short stints in the UFL and AFL.
The 29-year old departs from an Argonauts’ secondary that recorded the second-most interceptions in the CFL during the 2012 regular season. Carroll joined the Argonauts’ just prior to 2012 training camp and provided the Boatmen with strong depth at DB.
The Argonauts’ also announced that DB Johnnie Dixon, WR Julian Feoli-Gudino, and WR Quincy Hurst have all resigned with the team through the 2014 season. Fourteen-year CFL veteran Noel Prefontaine has also voiced his desire to return to the Argonauts’ for the 2013 season.
– Daniele Franceschi –