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November 30, 2012

Argos DB Ahmad Carroll announces retirement

Adam Gagnon Staff

MISSISSAUGA – Just days removed from the Toronto Argonauts’ 100th Grey Cup Victory Parade in downtown Toronto, Argonauts’ DB Ahmad Carroll has retired from professional football. Carroll joined the Argonauts in time for 2012 training camp and played in 13 regular season games. He started both playoff games, as well as last Sunday’s 100th Grey Cup championship.

In 13 regular season games for Toronto, he made 18 tackles, four (4) special teams tackles, one (1) QB sack, and three (3) interceptions, one of which he took to the house for a touchdown in the final Labour Day Classic at Ivor Wynne. Carroll played his college ball out of Arkansas and has been in professional football since 2004 after being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first-round of the 2004 draft. 

Throughout his career, he has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets of the NFL, as well as the AFL and the UFL.

The Toronto Argonauts also announced today that import DB Johnnie Dixon, non-import WR Julian Feoli-Gudino and non-import WR Quincy Hurst have all re-signed with the Club through the 2014 season. Dixon, out of Pearl City Community College, joined the team in week 17 of this year. He came in and started at linebacker after just five days with the team and led the Argonauts in tackles (7) in a week 19 win against the Ticats.

Feoli-Gudino, a former Vanier Cup MVP, spent the majority of the season between the active roster and the practice roster but eventually dressed in six games contributing mainly on special teams. Quincy Hurst was drafted by Toronto in the 4th round of the 2012 CFL Canadian Draft out of the University of Manitoba. The 24-year old speedster spent some time on the club’s practice roster this past season.