A speedy and versatile cornerback who was expected to have an all-league senior season, but had his year cut short with a broken leg ... moved from wide receiver to the secondary prior to the 2007 season ... a solid special-teams player during his career... played in 38 career games, including six starts ... has a vertical jump of 41.0, the third-best mark in school history among defensive backs ... invited to the 2010 NFL Combine.
As a Senior (2009): Started in two games before suffering a broken leg ... had one PBU and three tackles in the season opener against California (9/5) ... recorded a career-high tying seven tackles against James Madison (9/12) before breaking his right tibia ... missed the rest of the season ... one of four team captains and member of the Terps' leadership council ... earned the C.P. 'Lefty' McIntosh Public Service Award at the end of year banquet.
As a Junior (2008): Played in 10 games, including four starts at cornerback ... posted a career-high 37 tackles on the season ... recorded the eighth-highest strength index (tops among DBs) on the team in spring testing ... also posted the third-best vertical jump (41.0) in school history (among DBs) ... played in the first three games then missed three due to a leg injury before returning to the starting lineup for the game against Wake Forest (10/18) ... ranked second on the team with eight PBUs ... had five tackles and a career-best two PBUs vs. MTSU (9/6) ... equaled that PBU figure and also tallied six tackles vs. Cal (9/13) ... missed the Eastern Michigan (9/20), Clemson (9/27) and Virginia (10/4) games with an ankle injury ... returned to the lineup and notched two tackles and one PBU vs. Wake Forest (10/18) ... earned his first career start vs. NC State (10/25) ... contributed a career-best seven tackles, including his first career TFL, at Virginia Tech (11/6) ... also had a career-high four solo stops vs. the Hokies ... matched career highs in tackles (seven), solo stops (four) and pass breakups (two) vs. Nevada in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl (12/30) ... earned Iron Terp status for the first time in his career in spring testing.
As a Sophomore (2007): Played in all 13 games as a reserve cornerback and special-teams performer ... played on coverage teams and also returned kicks ... had seven special teams tackles on the season ... moved from wide receiver to CB prior to the season ... returned two kicks for 41 yards, including a career-long 23-yarder, vs. West Virginia (9/13) ... played on special teams and returned one kickoff for 17 yards vs. Rutgers (9/29) ... recorded two tackles and returned a kick for 11 yards vs. Georgia Tech (10/6) ... saw significant action at corner (15 plays in nickel packages) vs. UNC (11/3) and had a season-best three solo tackles ... had a season-high four tackles in a reserve role vs. BC (11/10) ... returned one kick for 15 yards vs. the Eagles ... made two tackles vs. NC State (11/24) before leaving the game with a hamstring injury ... did not play in the Emerald Bowl due to the injury.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2006): Played in all 13 games as a reserve wideout and on special teams ... saw action in all but one game with the special-teams unit ...did not record a catch on the season, but had five kickoff returns for 60 yards ... saw first career action in the season opener vs. William & Mary (9/2) ... played vs. West Virginia (9/14) and returned two kickoffs for 12 yards ... returned two kickoffs for 31 yards vs. BC (11/18) and saw extensive action at wideout due to injuries ... returned one kickoff for 17 yards vs. Wake Forest (11/25).
As a Freshman (2005): Redshirt season ... named offensive scout team player of the week for his work in practice leading up to the Florida State game (10/29).
At Clay High School: A three-year starter at wide receiver who missed most of his senior year after suffering a broken leg in game two of 2004 ... still named to the Florida Times Union's Super 11 and Super 24 teams ... an All-Southeast region selection by PrepStar ... an All-Dixie region pick by SuperPrep ... timed at 4.48 in the 40-yard dash at the Nike combine in Atlanta ... recorded a 39-inch vertical jump ... team won district his last two seasons... also lettered one year in soccer ... also recruited by Ole Miss, Louisville, Colorado and Indiana ... coached by Jim Reape.
Personal: Born Jan. 16, 1987 ... 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 a Florida state representative ... aunt works for the NSA at Fort Meade ... a family science major who graduated in Dec. 2009. Carroll's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2006 13-0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2007 13-0 7 7 14 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 2008 10-4 20 17 37 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0 8 0-0 2009 2-2 4 6 10 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 1 0-0 Career 38-6 31 30 61 1.0-3 0.0-0 0 0 9 0-0