50 - Collin Carroll Position: Snapper
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 220 lbs.
High School: Edina
Hometown: Hopkins, Minn.
photo Heads into the fall as the leading candidate for the snapping duties for field goals and extra points ... Will also challenge for the duties as long snapper ... Needs to improve his footwork following his long snaps ... Is expected to fill an important role on special teams this fall.

2007: Worked at both snapping jobs while redshirting ... Improved in all four major lifts during the off-season program ... Battled for the starting jobs at the snapper spots during spring practice.

High School: Lettered two seasons as a center and long snapper for Coach Kim Nelson at Edina High ... Listed as the No. 9 snapper in the country by Chris Sailer Kicking ... Won his school's Special Teams Award as a senior and also earned the Jack Helgren Service Award for football at his school ... Competed in weight lifting, winning All-America honors in the deadlift ... Also lettered in baseball.

Personal: Collin James Carroll ... Born 5/24/89 in Minneapolis, MN ... Son of Jay and Kari Carroll ... Father, Jay, played tight end for the University of Minnesota in the early '80s and played in the NFL with Tampa Bay and Minnesota ... Is the oldest of seven children, with four younger brothers and two younger sisters ... Enrolled in communication.