Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker is widely considered to be one of the strongest men on the team. His role on the defensive line is to be the grizzly bear that ties up two blockers so the linebackers can make plays, or the rhino that bursts through the line and takes down the quarterback.
But when he’s off the clock at Redskins Park, Carriker rushes home to spend time with his wife and his two kids under the age of 3. And that’s when Carriker goes from a force of nature, to a full-time nurturer.
“My New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with my kids,” he said. ”I have a 2-year-old (Addison) and an 8-month-old (Jacob), and I mean, they’re only little once. I gotta spend as much time with them as possible while they’re little, before they get that attitude in their teenage years.
“Those are the years I probably won’t wanna spend with them,” he joked.
Carriker makes it home from work everyday around 5 p.m. and have a couple hours to play with them before they go