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Carlin Isles

Carlin Isles
Rugby USA

Carlin Isles

Carlin Isles
  • Birth date 11/21/1989
  • Birthplace Akron, Ohio
  • Hometown Massillon, Ohio
  • Residence Chula Vista, California
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 165 lbs


Known as the “fastest man in rugby,” Isles has used his speed to become a rugby star. Several of his internet highlight videos have garnered more than a million views. Originally a college football player and then a professional sprinter, Isles kept his Olympic dream alive by switching to rugby in 2012 after watching footage of the sport on the Internet. He made his U.S. national sevens team debut in October of 2012, and scored a try in his first minute on the pitch.
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Getting to know Carlin Isles


Isles was a football player and a sprinter at Ashland University.


He competed internationally as a sprinter. He has a personal best of 10.13 seconds in the 100m.


His speed earned him a tryout with the Detroit Lions in 2014.

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