Carroll, a sophomore from Lakewood, New Jersey, had his best game as a Hurricane against Florida State recording two sacks and recovering two fumbles. Atkins, a freshman from Sarasota, leads the team with five sacks.
What is your favorite food?
Carroll: Lasagna or anything my grandmother cooks.
Atkins: My mom's meatloaf. I haven't had it since I've been to college.
What is your favorite movie?
Carroll: Final Destination 1 and 2
Atkins: Bad Boys 2 because I like comical action movies.
What is your favorite class or least favorite class?
Carroll: I like my sports leadership class.
Atkins: My favorite class is math. My least favorite would be a history course.
If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
Carroll: Something big so nobody would mess with you. I'd be one of those white Bengal tigers.
Atkins: I would probably be a tiger. I don't want to be the head of the jungle; I am not ready for that. They are big, strong, agile, and fierce.
What is your favorite thing about the University of Miami, not including football?
Carroll: The weather and the location. It's not that far from the beach. There is a lot to do down here, its fun here.
Atkins: The area and the partying. There is always something to do here.
What is your favorite article of clothing?
Atkins: I like my black Yankees retro jersey with red and gray in it.
What is one thing that you want to do or try that you have not done yet?
Carroll: I want to go to some of the islands in the Caribbean.
Atkins: Score a touchdown. I want to score a touchdown before the season is over either a fumble or interception.
What is one thing that people don't know about you?
Carroll: I am just real cool and laid back.
Atkins: My dad was the mayor of Sarasota.
What do you want to do after you football career is over?
Carroll: Be happy.
Atkins: I want to run my own business. I am not sure what kind yet.
If you could play another position what would you want to play?
Carroll: Probably kicker or punter. There is no contact for them, they just kick it or punt it. I think I could do it if I worked on my mechanics a little bit (laughing).
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