Troy Nolan is a safety for the Houston Texans, who selected him with the 223rd pick in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Nolan played four seasons of college football, including two with at Arizona State. Nolan is 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 207 pounds.
Prep Career
Nolan was a first team all-conference selection on defense as a senior at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, CA. He also lettered in basketball, track and field and soccer.
Junior College
After high school, Nolan attended the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. He led the team to a national championship in 2004, and helped them to a 12-0 start in 2005, before they lost in the SoCal Championship. Nolan was one of six players from that team to receive a scholarship to a Pac-10 school.
Junior Year
In one of his first practices at Arizona State in 2006, Nolan suffered a knee injury, forcing him to miss the entire season. He returned in 2007, starting all 13 games for the Sun Devils. Nolan led the team with six interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns. Nolan finished behind only Oregon's Jairus Byrd in interceptions in 2007, earning second team All-Pac-10 honors.
Senior Year
As a senior, had four interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns. One of those was a 100-yard return against UCLA, which tied an NCAA record. Nolan also had a 44-yard fumble return for a touchdown, giving him three scores on the season. He was a second team All-Pac-10 selection for the second consecutive season.
NFL Career
Nolan was selected in the seventh round (223rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Before the 2009 season, Nolan signed a 4-year/$1.808M contract with Houston.