Honors: 2013 – Named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 23.
2013: Played in 10 games and had seven starts … Finished with 19 total tackles, including 4.0 TFLs, and 3.0 sacks … Shared team lead with three forced fumbles (ranked 20th nationally) and had one fumble recovery … Played 422 snaps … Had six tackles, including a TFL at UNC … Credited with four tackles, including three sacks and two forced fumbles at FAU … Registered a fumble recovery at BYU … Turned in three solo stops at North Texas in a season-high 53 snaps … Missed the UAB game due to an injury … Did not dress against FIU or Southern Miss … Returned against UTEP and had a tackle and a forced fumble.
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.