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NOEL'S CAREER HIGHS Points scored: 6, at Florida State, Oct 16, 2010 Touchdowns: 1, at Florida State, Oct 16, 2010 All-purpose yards: 63, at Florida State, Oct 16, 2010 Interceptions: 2, at Florida State, Oct 16, 2010 Long interception return: 43, at Florida State, Oct 16, 2010 Tackles: 10, at Florida State, Oct 16, 2010 (7-3) Sacks: 1.0, at Clemson, Oct 08, 2011 (1-0) Tackles for loss: 1.0, 4 times Fumbles forced: 1, at Northwestern, Sep 15, 2012 Pass breakups: 1, 5 times
NOTES: Was awarded the Jay McGillis Memorial Scholarship in April 2012; McGillis was a starting defensive back who passed away from leukemia in 1992; the award is presented to a defensive back at halftime of the Eagles' spring game, which is played annually in his honor ... played in 45 games, making 23 starts ... compiled 115 tackles and seven interceptions in his career.
2012 (SENIOR):Played in all 12 games ... served as one of three team captains ... registered 37 tackles, including 26 solo tackles ... was on the field for 692 defensive plays ... registered two interceptions ... recorded two pass break-ups and one forced fumble ... tallied a season-high six tackles twice; recorded three solo tackles and three assisted tackles in a loss at Florida State, then registered six solo tackles the next week in the team's 37-17 loss at Georgia Tech (Oct. 20) ... registered first interception of the season in a 34-3 home victory over Maine (Sept. 8) ... tallied one interception and returned in 13 yards against the Seminoles.
2011 (JUNIOR):Started the first eight games at defensive back; missed four games because of injury ... tallied 30 tackles on the year, including 20 solo stops ... made three tackles for loss for a total of 14 yards ... recorded a pass breakup at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... tallied a season-high six tackles, including five unassisted takedowns, and first career sack for an 11-yard loss at Clemson (Oct. 8) ... recorded four tackles, three unassisted, and one tackle for a loss of two yards against Wake Forest (Oct. 1) ... made an interception to add to four tackles against Duke (Sept. 17) ... was third on the team with six tackles, including five solo and one for loss, and had the only quarterback hurry at UCF (Sept. 10).
2010 (SOPHOMORE):Made eight starts at strong safety and appeared in all 13 contests ... second on the team with four interceptions ... had 36 tackles, 27 solo ... recorded four tackles and had an interception at Wake Forest (Nov. 6) ... had four tackles including one for a loss against Maryland (Oct. 23) ... earned his first start at Florida State (Oct. 16) and registered a career-high 10 tackles with a pass breakup and two interceptions, one of which he returned 43 yards for a touchdown ... recorded first career interception against Kent State (Sept. 11) ... notched five tackles, including four solo stops, in the season opener against Weber State (Sept. 4).
2009 (FRESHMAN):Appeared in all 13 games as a backup safety ... finished the year with 12 tackles and a pass breakup ... recorded the breakup in the Emerald Bowl against USC (Dec. 26) and also had two tackles ... notched two tackles against Central Michigan (Oct. 31), NC State (Oct. 17) and Virginia Tech (Oct.10).
HIGH SCHOOL:Was a three-time Greater Boston League All-Star selection ... earned Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors in 2007 ... registered 46 tackles and four fumble recoveries as a senior defensive back ... served as 2008 team captain ... helped the Crimson Tide gain two Eastern Mass. Division 1 Super Bowl titles ... made eight career interceptions ... played for head coach John DiBiaso ... selected to play in the 31st Annual Shriners Football Classic ... also starred on the school's basketball and track teams ... was a three-time GBL basketball All-Star ... captured the 100m title at the 2008 GBL Outdoor Track & Field Championship ... played AAU basketball for the Massachusetts Renegades, winning the state title and super regional championship in 2007.
PERSONAL: Jim Kelly Noel, born July 29, 1991 ... enrolled as a sociology major in the College of Arts & Sciences ...J im is the oldest of Dorcina and Yonel Noel's four children.