- Long Snapper
- 6' 3
- 232 lbs.
- High School/Other
- Hopkins, Minn.
2011: Played in all 13 games, making 132 snaps ... Served as the team's primary snapper for punts, field goals and extra points ... Snapped for nine PATS, four punts and a field goal in the win over Appalachian State ... Made all eight snaps at ECU ... Made eight snaps, including six perfect snaps in the win over Arkansas State ... Had three perfect snaps on 10 special teams plays at Marshall and made all the snaps in the Clemson game ... Made six perfect snaps in the win over Miami ... Handled all 13 snaps at Wake Forest and 11 more against BC ... Snapped nine times at Duke and seven times at Georgia Tech ... Made all nine snaps against UNC and snapped for 11 kicks at Virginia ... Was the snapper for all eight kicks in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson … Made seven snaps in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.
2010: Started all 13 games for the Hokies … Snapped for all 133 field goals, PATs and punts this season … Named to the 2010-11 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Handled all the snaps in the Alabama game, playing 12 plays … Made all 11 snaps against Marshall … Made three snaps in the Nebraska game before leaving the game with an ankle injury … Returned to action against Miami and handled seven snaps … Went back to handling all of the snaps in the Duke game … Had perfect snaps on all seven kicks at Georgia Tech … Also graded 90 percent or better for his work against UNC … Had 11 snaps at ECU and earned a perfect grade … Handled the short snaps only over the last four games, including the Chick-fil-A win against Tennessee … Worked on both snapping jobs during the spring.
2008: Went into the preseason as the top candidate for the field goal and PAT snapping duties … Added the long snapping duties prior to the opening game … Started every game in both roles … Added weight and improved in all four major lifts during the off-season … Continued to work on his snapping during the spring.
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 dead lift … 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 marketing management.