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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