Olivier Vernon

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Olivier Alexander Vernon
No. 50     Miami Dolphins
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-10-07) October 7, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 268 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Hialeah (FL) American
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72
Debuted in 2012 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (2012, Week 8)
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week (2013, Week 13)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2013
Tackles 78
Sacks 13.5
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at

Olivier Alexander Vernon (born October 7, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami. He was selected by the Dolphins in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2 in 261 lb 4.64 s X s X s 4.50 s 7.39 s 3412 in 10 ft 2 in 31 reps X
40-yard dash from Miami Pro Day, other values from NFL Combine

Vernon declared early for the 2012 NFL Draft and was the 72nd pick overall by the Miami Dolphins. His 3rd round selection ended a drought of 8 years without the Dolphins picking a player from the University of Miami. The last one had been Vernon Carey in 2004.

Vernon scored his first NFL touchdown against the New York Jets on October 28, 2012, recovering a punt blocked by Jimmy Wilson in the end zone. Also, in the Jets game he also blocked a field goal in the last seconds of the second half.


  1. UM's Olivier Vernon stays home with Dolphins

External links

  • Miami Dolphins bio
  • Miami Hurricanes bio

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