Troy Nolan

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Troy Nolan
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Nolan in 2010
No. 33, 23, 43
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-07) September 7, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Woodland Hills (CA) El Camino Real
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 223
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 84
Sacks: 1.5
Forced Fumbles: 0
Interceptions: 3
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Troy Nolan (born September 7, 1986) is an American football safety who played in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.

Early years[edit]

Nolan attended El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California. Named first-team All-West Valley Conference on defense in 2003 and second-team on offense. Was the Most Valuable Player of the West Valley Conference in 2003.Named second-team All-West Valley Conference on defense in 2003 and first-team on offense Named the El Camino Real High defensive Player of the Year in football in 2003. Captained the football team in 2003. Lettered in football, basketball, track and field and soccer

College career[edit]

College of the Canyons[edit]

Nolan graduated the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California in 2005, which went on to the Junior College National Championship.

Arizona State[edit]

Nolan was forced to redshirt in 2006 after suffering a knee injury in practice with the Arizona State Sun Devils. He returned to the field in 2007, starting all 13 games and leading the team with six interceptions, two of which he returned for a touchdown. Nolan's propensity for making the big play showed up again in 2008, as he intercepted four passes and returned two of them (along with a fumble) to give him five defensive touchdowns in only two seasons of Pac-10 play.

Professional career[edit]


Nolan ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds. He had twelve reps in the bench press and had a 31.5-inch vertical leap. He had a broad jump distance of 117 inches, and ran the 3-cone drill in 7.07 seconds. He ran the 20-yard shuttle in 4.3 seconds.

Houston Texans[edit]

Nolan was drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract with the Texans on June 11. He was waived/injured on August 18 with a wrist injury, and was subsequently placed on injured reserve.

In week 4 of the 2010 NFL season, Nolan made his first career appearance in a regular season game against the Oakland Raiders. He had two interceptions, with the second being a game winner. In week 17, Nolan made his third interception of the season and his first sack.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On September 1, 2012, he signed with the Miami Dolphins. He was waived by the Dolphins on September 25, 2012.

Houston Texans[edit]

Nolan was re-signed by the Texans on October 2, 2012. He was waived by the Texans on November 17, 2012.[1]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On December 26, 2012, Nolan was signed by the Chicago Bears.[2]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On July 29, 2013, Nolan signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[3] Nolan was released on August 5, 2013.[4] On August 10, 2013, Nolan was re-signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[5] On August 26, 2013, he was released by the Buccaneers.[6]


  1. ^ "NFL Transactions November 2012". 
  2. ^ "Bears sign S Nolan". Yahoo! Sports. 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Bucs Sign Troy Nolan, Add Depth at Safety". July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "WR Denton, LB Booker Added as Bucs Return to Practice". August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kaufman, Ira; Cummings, Roy (August 10, 2013). "Bucs hot reads: Keyshawn back in camp". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved August 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bucs Add TE Shanahan, Begin Roster Reduction". August 26, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 

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