John was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981. His citation is copied below:
John James Carroll, a native of Waterbury, Connecticut, was one of the finest all-around athletes to don Washington College uniforms in football, basketball and baseball. He played from 1922 to 1927.
In football, “Jack’s” speed and deceptive running made the end-around play the team’s strongest offensive weapon. He was an excellent pass receiver and aggressive tackler. Playing baseball, he was a strong pitcher who sometimes played first base. He loved to hit, and one of his home runs helped defeat Loyola, a feat of which he was very proud.
Basketball was “Jack’s” outstanding sport, and he was - accomplished in all aspects of the game. A great outside shooter, fine dribbler, excellent rebounder, strong defensive player and deadly scorer under the basket, he was a constant threat to the opposition. He was the first Washington player to score over a thousand career points, no easy task in the days of low team scores and laced balls. He captained the 1926-27 team and was selected to A11-Maryland basketball teams. He was also elected class president and president of the Varsity Club.
“Jack” Carroll settled in Danbury, Connecticut, where he was later named to the Danbury Hall of Fame. He coached at the Henry Abbot Training School from 1930 to 1960. He retired to Florida where he died in 1980.
INDUCTED October 9, 1981.