Vernon in the 2014 NFL season.
|No. 50 Miami Dolphins|
|Date of birth:||October 7, 1990|
|Place of birth:||Miami, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school:||Miami (FL) American|
|NFL draft:||2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Olivier Alexander Vernon (born October 7, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Miami.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 2 in||261 lb||4.64 s||X s||X s||4.50 s||7.39 s||341⁄2 in||10 ft 2 in||31 reps||X|
|40-yard dash from Miami Pro Day, other values from NFL Combine|
Vernon declared early for the 2012 NFL Draft and was the 72nd pick overall by the Miami Dolphins. His 3rd round selection ended a drought of 8 years without the Dolphins picking a player from the University of Miami. The last one had been Vernon Carey in 2004.
Vernon scored his first NFL touchdown against the New York Jets on October 28, 2012, recovering a punt blocked by Jimmy Wilson in the end zone. In the same game, he blocked a field goal in the final seconds of the second half.