Old Glory DC Signs Jack Carroll

Old Glory DC signed Jack Carroll for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old tighthead prop is 6’2″ and 260 lbs.

Jack is from Oakton, Virginia, and attended Gonzaga College High School was 2011-2015. He was an offensive and defensive lineman in football and helped the team win the DCSAA championship. He was named to the All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference 3rd Team. Jack also excelled in rugby, helping Gonzaga win back-to-back National Championships in 2014 and 2015. He was a two-time USA High School All-American and played with the USA U19s team.

Jack enrolled at the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Resource Economics, Business/Managerial Economics in 2019 and then pursued an MBA Program there in 2019 and expects to graduate during Summer 2021. Jack played football at UNH as an offensive lineman.

Jack has now returned to concentrate on rugby with Old Glory DC.

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Hailing from Oakton, VA, Jack Carroll participated in both the varsity football and rugby programs between 2011 and 2015 at Gonzaga College High School. The dual-sport athlete excelled at both, joining the USA National Football Team and USA Rugby’s All-American roster his senior year.  Ultimately, Carroll laid down his rugby kit to go play DI NCAA football for the University of New Hampshire on an athletic scholarship.

Carroll is thrilled to get back to rugby. After starting three years as an offensive lineman, he is glad to get back to his rugby roots with a trainee contract.

“Football was my first love, but rugby was the one that got away,” said Carroll. “I loved rugby the first day I ever tried it. I missed the game, culture, and teammates I met in my high school career.”

The prop looks forward to representing our city and bringing a championship to the DC area.

“I’m overjoyed at the opportunity that Coach Douglas and the staff have given me. We’ve got a top-flight group of guys, and I am eager to prove my worth with them.”

“It’s always important to have local talent in your team,” said Andrew Douglas, Old Glory DC Head Coach. “They understand what they are playing for and it means a lot to them to be playing for their region in front of their families and friends. These young men have great values and have impressed with their work ethic and desire to always want to improve. Gonzaga is an important nursery for Old Glory and we look forward to continuing to build rugby pathways with them.”

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