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Nolan Carroll
CB #28
Height:
6-1
Weight:
205
College:
Maryland
Hometown:
Green Cove Springs, FL
Experience:
4

Biography

FINS FACT
Nolan’s discipline, both on and of the field, comes from his parents who were both members of the military. Nolan’s father, Nolan, Sr., served in the Air Force, where he earned the rank of senior master sergeant. His mother, Jennifer, served in the Navy, where she became a lieutenant commander. Mrs. Carroll turned in 20 years of military service and left the Navy with a long list of achievements which includes a Meritorious Service Medal; two Navy Commendation Medals; two Navy Achievement Medals; a National Defense Service Medal; an Overseas Ribbon; two Coast Guard Special Operation Ribbons; and finally an Expert Pistol Medal. Adding to her resume, she is now Florida’s lieutenant governor after spending seven years as a state legislator and also serving as executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. “My parents take pride in that they served their country,” Carroll said. “It’s something they taught me as well, to respect your country, respect other people that put you in a position that you are today because (if not) for those people that have been in the military, that are fighting for us right now, we wouldn’t be here right now.”

FINS FACT
Nolan’s discipline, both on and of the field, comes from his parents who were both members of the military. Nolan’s father, Nolan, Sr., served in the Air Force, where he earned the rank of senior master sergeant. His mother, Jennifer, served in the Navy, where she became a lieutenant commander. Mrs. Carroll turned in 20 years of military service and left the Navy with a long list of achievements which includes a Meritorious Service Medal; two Navy Commendation Medals; two Navy Achievement Medals; a National Defense Service Medal; an Overseas Ribbon; two Coast Guard Special Operation Ribbons; and finally an Expert Pistol Medal. Adding to her resume, she is now Florida’s lieutenant governor after spending seven years as a state legislator and also serving as executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs. “My parents take pride in that they served their country,” Carroll said. “It’s something they taught me as well, to respect your country, respect other people that put you in a position that you are today because (if not) for those people that have been in the military, that are fighting for us right now, we wouldn’t be here right now.”

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Fifth round draft pick (145th choice overall) of the 2010 college draft.

PRO
2010 - Played in 13 games with one start . . . Was inactive three times . . . Finished with one tackle, one interception he returned for one yard and two passes defensed . . . Added 27 kickoff returns for 655 yards, an average of 24.3 yards per return . . . Made his Dolphins and NFL debut in a reserve role at Buffalo (9/12) . . . Had 98 yards on three kickoff returns vs. Chicago (11/18), an average of 32.7 yards per return, including a 46-yard return on the opening kickoff, at the time the longest return of his career . . . Had first career NFL interception at N.Y. Jets (12/12), picking off a Mark Sanchez pass and returning it one yard . . . Made his first NFL start at Oakland (11/28) . . . Was forced from the game with a concussion vs. Detroit (12/26) and missed the season finale at New England (1/2/11) as a result of that injury.

COLLEGE
Played in 38 career games, including six starts at Maryland . . . Started two games as a senior in 2009 before suffering a broken leg . . . One of four team captains and member of the Terps’ leadership council . . . Recorded ten tackles and a pass defensed . . . Posted a career-high seven tackles against James Madison (9/12) before breaking his right tibia which forced him to miss the rest of the season . . . Played in 10 games, including four starts at cornerback, as a junior in 2008 . . . Recorded a career-high 37 tackles (20 solo) and ranked second on the team with eight passes broken up . . . Played in the first three games then missed three due to an ankle injury . . .  Earned his first career start against North Carolina State (10/25) . . . Contributed a career-best seven tackles at Virginia Tech (11/6) . . . Played in all 13 games as a reserve cornerback and special-teams performer as a sophomore in 2007 . . . Moved from wide receiver to cornerback prior to the season . . . Recorded 14 tackles (seven solo) . . . Added five kickoff returns for 84 yards (16.8 avg.) with a long of 23 yards . . . Had seven special teams tackles . . . Recorded five kickoff returns for 60 yards . . . Saw first career action in the season opener against William & Mary (9/2) . . . Played vs. West Virginia (9/14) and returned two kickoffs for 12 yards . . . Redshirted as a true freshman in 2005 . . . Named offensive scout team player of the week for his work in practice leading up to the Florida State game (10/29) . . . Holds B.S. in family science.

PERSONAL
Attended Clay High School in Green Cove Spring, Fla . . . Three-year starter at wide receiver . . . Team won district titles during his last two seasons. . . Also lettered in soccer and track . . . Parents are Jennifer and Nolan Carroll . . . Father earned the rank of Senior Master Sergeant in the Air Force and mother was a Lt. Commander in the Navy . . . Mother is currently the Lieutenant Governor for the State of Florida and prior was a state legislator for more than seven years and Executive Director of Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs . . . Aunt works for the NSA at Fort Meade . . . Growing up, his favorite sports team was the Miami Dolphins . . . Lists “Big Trouble in Little China” as favorite movie, “Malcolm in the Middle” as favorite television show, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” as favorite book and Yo Gotti as favorite recording artist . . . Spoke at the Broward County Juvenile Detention Center . . . Part of the Ross Field naming and youth clinic at Miami Beach High School . . . Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing Tournament as well as the team’s annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway and Holiday toy event . . . Part of the Dolphins All-Community team in which players purchase game tickets for local charities . . . Full name is Nolan Alexander Carroll, born January 18, 1987, in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 64 144 129 15 3 0 23 5 0 25 -- 24
2014 PHI 6 9 9 0 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIA 16 47 43 4 2 -- 11 3 0 24 8 24
2012 MIA 14 53 46 7 1 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 15 32 28 4 0 -- 4 1 0 0 -- 0
2010 MIA 13 3 3 0 0 -- 2 1 0 1 1 1
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 64 29 700 24.1 46 0 21 1 0 0
2014 PHI 6 2 45 22.5 24 0 2 0 0 0
2013 MIA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIA 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 13 27 655 24.3 46 0 19 1 0 0

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