May 1, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football program’s senior quarterback Kyle Nolan (Branford, Conn./Branford [Choate Rosemary Hall]) has been invited to Rookie Minicamp with the Baltimore Ravens beginning on Thursday, May 5 and concluding on Sunday, May 8. Nolan will work out during the Ravens’ camp with the hope of earning a free agent contract and an invitation to training camp in August.
Nolan received word from the Ravens on Saturday that he would be invited to the Rookie minicamp later this week.
“This has been something I’ve thought about my entire life,” Nolan said. “These past few months going through all of the workouts have been pretty special. (On Saturday) I was sitting around waiting with a bunch of the football guys; it was pretty nerve-wracking. During the seventh round I ended up getting a call from a guy who works for my agent and he told me that I got the offer… I’ve always believed in myself and I always thought I’d have an opportunity. I knew that if I did the right things on and off the field that I’d give myself an opportunity to make my dreams happen.”
“After I got the call, I called my parents,” Nolan said of his first actions of receiving the news. “Emotionally my Dad, who played quarterback at Southern Connecticut State and played semi-pro, really helped me through this process. He helped me keep my head on my shoulders and keep pushing forward.”
Nolan started at quarterback in each of his four seasons on the Hilltop, including each game during his junior and senior seasons. He finishes first in GU career history in pass attempts (1,011), completions (565) and total offense (6,269 yards). He is second in career passing yards (5,750 yards), completion percentage (.559) and fourth in touchdown passes (35).
“Mark Trestman, the offensive coordinator texted me to welcome me to the Ravens and one of their player personnel guys called and let me know when all of the dates would be,” Nolan said. “I’m really excited to get the opportunity. I’ve been a Ravens fan for a long time and got a chance to meet Joe Flacco the year he entered the league. I just think it’s a good fit and a good opportunity.”
“Kyle Nolan is one of the most physically gifted and intelligent players I have coached over the past 20 years,” Head Coach Rob Sgarlata said. “He has worked extremely hard and I am very excited for him to have this opportunity.”
Last season Nolan was the FCS American Sports Network Offensive Player of the Week and Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week after completing 28-of-36 passes for 311 yards and five touchdowns, while also carrying the ball five times for 48 yards in a Homecoming victory over Lafayette. He was a five time PL Weekly honoree during his career.
Nolan joins a group of six Georgetown players to earn an invitation to an NFL Camp since 2012. Last season Alec May was invited to Detroit Lions Rookie Camp. Dustin Wharton was invited to Baltimore Ravens rookie camp and Craig Montgomery to Chicago Bears rookie camp in 2014. Robert McCabe was an undrafted free agent signing by the Miami Dolphins in 2013 and Andrew Schaetzke was invited to camp by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012. The last Hoya to earn a spot on an NFL regular season roster was defensive end Alex Buzbee, who suited up with the Washington Redskins between 2007-09.