Olivier Alexander Vernon
Date of birth: ( October 7, 1990 1990-10-07)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 268 lb (122 kg)
: High school Hialeah (FL) American
: College Miami (FL)
: NFL Draft 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72 Debuted in 2012 for the Miami Dolphins
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
Stats at NFL.com
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.
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.
UM's Olivier Vernon stays home with Dolphins
External links Miami Dolphins bio
Miami Hurricanes bio