J. C. Caroline was born in Warrington, Georgia. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Columbia, South Carolina and attended the University of Illinois where he played halfback and led the league in rushing his sophomore year. He left school after Junior Year and went up to Canada to play football. He returned to the States and received his degree from Florida A & M University. He was drafted by the Bears in 1956 and played defensive back for them through the 1964 season. He was the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1956 and played in the Pro Bowl that same year. Caroline was named to the Top 100 Bears of All Time. He played on the 1963 Chicago Bears Championship Team.
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