Jacksonvilles first Junior College Football Program Gains NFL Personnel

Former NFL Player and Jacksonville native Nolan Carroll II has officially partnered with Jacksonville Athletic Academy (JAA). The mission of JAA is to provide overlooked, under-recruited, student athletes an opportunity to obtain a college education while continuing to chase their athletic dreams.

Nolan Carroll brings 8-years of NFL playing experience to the JAA Football Program. JAA’s 2-year JUCO football program is structured for student athletes who wish to be seen by NCAA Division 1 college coaches and potentially offered scholarships.  Academically, JAA players are required to attend Florida State College at Jacksonville to become NCAA eligible. 

Nolan Carroll II was born in Green Cove Springs, Florida. He attended Clay High School in Green Cove Springs, where he was a one-year letterman in soccer and a three-year starting wide receiver for the football team. The Florida Times-Union named him to its Super 11 and Super 24 teams. PrepStar named him an All-Southeast region and SuperPrep an All-Dixie region player.

Carroll received athletic scholarship offers from Central Florida, Colorado, Louisville, Maryland, and Mississippi.Scout.com rated him a two-star college prospect, while Rivals.com considered him a three-star prospect. He ultimately committed to attend the University of Maryland.

Carroll was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. The pick was received in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers for wide receiver Ted Ginn. He was considered one of the team’s most promising rookies and saw action on special teams during the preseason. He handled kickoff return duties against the New England Patriots and was part of an improved Miami special teams unit averaging 26.0 yards per kickoff return.

In 2014, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles intercepting New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and returned the interception for a touchdown giving his team a 14-7 lead (the Eagles won the game 27-7). In 2016, he started 16 games, registering 4 tackles and one interception.

JAA joins the IJCAA

Jacksonville Athletic Academy Mocs’ will be joining the Independent Junior College Athletic Association (IJCAA). The IJCAA is an association formed by junior college athletic programs

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