Eagles Q&A: Jordan Davis talks about 1st job and roller coasters


Each week during the 2022 regular season, we’re going through the Eagles’ media guide to find an interesting nugget.

The Eagles’ PR interns do a great job filling out these little oddities in the media guide and they serve as a good way to meet the player behind the helmet.

This week, we chatted with first-round pick Jordan Davis, whose first job was at Carowinds, an amusement park on the North Carolina-South Carolina border.

Me: Your first job was at Carowinds, is that right?

Davis: Yeah, that’s right.

Me: What was your job?

Davis: I worked admissions so I was like running the tickets and the season passes. It was a summer job. But the position was air-conditioned or shaded so that was probably the best part of that job.

Me: How old were you?

Davis: 16. As soon as I was able to get a job, I got one.

Me: Was that your decision?

Davis: Yeah, get a job. Need some money, man. Gotta get a job to get money.

Me: Was it just for one summer?

Davis: Yeah, just for one summer because then football started taking over. As my football career developed, I started devoting more and more time. I couldn’t work at that point, you know, because I was doing summer practices and stuff like that.

Me: Did you enjoy it?

Davis: Yeah. I would go back. I love Carowinds. Love the atmosphere.

Me: Did you go there as a kid?

Davis: Yeah, I didn’t go until later. I don’t remember my first time but I had fun. It’s a fun place. It’s like the South Disney World. Disney World of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Me: Are you a big amusement guy, like the rides?

Davis: Yeah, I can’t fit on most of them. (Laughter)

Me: But when you could?

Davis: Yeah, but the ones I can, I definitely like them.

Me: What was your favorite type of ride as a kid?

Davis: Definitely roller coasters, the zip lining, the one that snaps you down and swings you. All the high-thrill ones.

Me: Oh yeah?

Davis: Yeah, I’m not afraid. I’m afraid of heights but if I’m in a secure position, I’m not.

Me: The upside down doesn’t bother you.

Davis: Nah, loop-the-loops, throw me all over.

Me: Thank you, man, I appreciate it.

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