Dearco Nolan


Class: r-Sr.
Position: DE
Height: 6-2
Weight: 242 pounds
Previous School: Westlake
Hometown: Atlanta, GA

2012: Played all 12 games … Finished with a career-best 22 tackles, including 2.0 TFLs, a fumble recovery, and two hurries … Also played on special teams … Was in on 352 total snaps, including a season-high 41 at FIU … Moved back to defensive end during the spring … Had two tackles, including a TFL at Georgia Tech … Also had two stops against ULM … Turned in three tackles against North Texas and added two at WKU … Had four stops and a hurry at USA … Collected four tackles in win over Troy to go with a fumble recovery he returned 59 yards … Added four stops, including a TFL vs ASU.

2011: Played in 11 games and had one start … Had 319 total snaps and earned 10 winning grades from the coaches … Finished with 13 tackles to go with 3.5 TFLs and one sack … Did not play against GT due to a knee injury … Played just three snaps at Troy in his return … Had two stops against Memphis … Added three tackles, including a TFL against WKU … Collected two tackles, including a half TFL against Tennessee … Had two TFLs, including a sack against ASU.

2010: Played in 11 games and was in on 129 plays … Earned four winning grades from the coaches … For the year, registered six tackles, two TFLs, a sack, and a hurry … Had one stop against APSU and WKU … Registered a hurry in 20 snaps against ULM … Tallied two tackles in win at FIU … Turned in two TFLs and a sack in the bowl game against Miami.

2009: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Ranked as one of the top five defensive ends in the state his senior year at Westlake … Rated one of the top ten fastest defensive ends in the nation and the fastest in the state … A five-time defensive player of the week winner … An all-Region 4-AAAAA selection at Westlake after making 11 sacks and forcing six fumbles in 2008 to go along with 50 total tackles … For his career, he registered 183 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 27 sacks, 16 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, and 23 quarterback hurries … Played for Coach Greg Minnis … Runs a 4.48 40.

Full Name: Dearco La’mark Nolan … Parent: Teresa Allen … Born: 2/7/90 … Major: Liberal Studies.