Played in 38 regular season games with two starts for 623 plays and also played in the 1998 Citrus Bowl, 2001 Nokia Sugar Bowl and started the 2000 Citrus Bowl...A true senior who was a first-team Associated Press All-SEC choice in 1999 as an all-purpose runner and ranked second on UF squad in rushing with 577 yards...Earned 12 All-America honors, tying three-time Olympian Dennis Mitchell for the most in UF history, in track with top times in the 100 meters of 10.17 (2000 NCAA Outdoor Championships) and 20.56 in 200 meters (1998 SEC Outdoor Championships) ...Averaged 11.29 yards every time he has touched the ball in his Gator career...2,756 career all-purpose yards...Member of UF's 4x100 meter relay team that finished with a time of 38.35 seconds to win the 2000 NCAA National Championship...Rushed for 1,010 yards on 155 carries (6.51 avg.) and five TDs...26 career receptions for 392 yards (15.07 avg.) and four TDs...47 kickoffs for 1,183 yards (25.2 avg.) and two TDs...Returned 16 punts for 171 yards (10.7 avg.)
One of the nation's fastest football players who sees action at tailback and as a kick returner...Played in nine of 12 games for 95 plays (all except Mississippi State and LSU due to ankle injury and the SEC Championship Game against Auburn) and also saw action in the Nokia Sugar Bowl...Played in the Florida Gridiron Classic...Season stats: 14 rushes for 66 yards (4.7 average), 7 receptions for 125 yards (17.8 average), and 11 kickoff returns for 191 yards (17.3 average) ...Sixth on the team in all-purpose yardage with 382 (42.4 yards per game) ...Had 92 all-purpose yards against Miami in the Nokia Sugar Bowl (7 rush, 25 rec., 60 KO ret.)...Gained 39 yards on seven carries and also had three receptions for 34 yards vs. Middle Tennessee and had one reception for career-long 75 yards and a touchdown against Ball State...Preseason Honors: Ranked among the top seven kick returners (Lindy's) ...Second-team All-SEC as an all-purpose back (Lindy's)
Associated Press All-SEC First Team selection as an all-purpose runner... Named UF's Outstanding Running Back... Played in all 12 games with two starts (Georgia and Vanderbilt) for 329 plays... Also started Citrus Bowl... 86 carries for 577 yards (6.7 avg.) with three TDs and 10 receptions for 103 yards (10.3 avg.) for the season... UF's top kickoff return man with 23 kickoff returns for 599 yards (26.0 avg.) and one TD (100 yd) for the season... Ranked third in the SEC and 17th nationally with 26.0 kickoff return average... Averaged 119.3 yards per game in all-purpose yardage, tops on the squad and third in the SEC... Finished second on team in rushing with 577 yards... Returned 14 punts for 153 yards (10.9 avg.), which was tops on team... Averaged 10.8 yards every time he touched the ball... Two 100-yard rushing games (104 vs. Auburn and 113 vs. Georgia)... 55 yards on four carries (13.8 avg.) vs. Western Michigan... Two kick returns for 83 yards (41.5 avg.) vs. Tennessee... 86 yards and one TD on 13 carries (6.6 avg.) vs. Kentucky... 65 yards on eight carries (8.1 avg.) and six kickoff returns for 135 yards (22.5 avg.) vs. Alabama... 23 yards on four carries (5.75 avg.), two kickoff returns for 127 yards (63.5 avg.) and one TD (100 yds) and one punt return for 23 yards (23.0 avg.) vs. LSU... 100 yard kickoff return vs. LSU is one of only three 100 yard returns in school history... 104 yards on 11 carries (9.45 avg.) and one TD (a career long 62 yards) vs. Auburn... 113 yards on 13 carries (8.69 avg.) and one TD (30 yards) in first career start vs. Georgia... 132 all-purpose yards vs. FSU (66 receiving, 31 rushing, 35 on kick and punt returns)... Five kickoff returns for 108 yards (21.6 avg.) vs. Alabama in SEC Championship Game...
Saw action in six regular season games (The Citadel, Northeast Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and South Carolina) for 42 plays... Injured his knee vs. Kentucky and missed Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Georgia games... 13 carries for 50 yards and two receptions for 44 yards on the year... Also had four kickoff returns for 106 yards (26.5 avg.) and two punt returns for 18 yards...
Ranked second on the team with 317 rushing yards on 42 carries (7.5 avg.) and two TDs and had seven catches for 120 yards and three TDs... Team-high nine kickoff returns for a team-best 287 yards (31.9 avg.: tops on team) and one TD (94-yard return vs. Arkansas)... Saw action in all 11 games for 157 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... Averaged 12.5 yards every time he touched the ball (58 touches for 724 yds)... Six total TDs (two rush, three receiving, one kickoff return) ranked fourth on team... Two rushing TDs was second-best on team... Made Gator debut vs. Southern Mississippi, rushing for 16 yards on two carries and catching one pass for 29 yards... Set a UF record for best yards per carry (min. 5 atts.) with 159 yards on just seven carries (22.7 avg.) and first two career TDs (48 and 12-yard runs) vs. Central Michigan... Seven carries for 49 yards vs. Kentucky... Returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown vs. Arkansas, and added six rushes for eight yards and two catches for 43 yards and a TD (32 yards)... Three kickoff returns for 95 yards vs. LSU with one fumble... 31 yards on three carries, one catch for five yards and three kickoff returns for 64 yards vs. Georgia... One reception for 13-yard TD vs. Vanderbilt, as well as five rushes for 12 yards... Three rushes for 38 yards, as well as one reception for a three-yard TD, vs. South Carolina... One catch for 27 yards and one kickoff return for 15 yards vs. Florida State... Nine carries for 28 yards versus Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.
One of the nation's premier prep running backs in 1995... Named to the prestigious Parade All-America Team... Also received prep All-America honors from Emfinger's National Blue Chips Report and was rated among the top three in the country in its "speed running back" category... The number one rated prep running back in the East by Bluechips Illustrated... First-team All-State... Rushed for 1,529 yards (7.9 avg.) with 17 TDs in nine games in 1995 after gaining 1,200 yards as a junior in 1994... Has been timed at 10.53 for 100m and 21.6 for 200m, times which put him among the nation's elite high school sprinters... High school coach was Roger Grove... Named to high school academic honor roll... Also visited Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State during the recruiting process.
Born Daymon Damaine Carroll on April 27, 1977 in Norristown, Pennsylvania... Parent: Geraldine Carroll ... Enjoys writing poetry and music in his spare time... Favorite musical group is Boyz II Men... Favorite sports personality is Dick Vitale... Major: Recreation Program-Delivery.
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|CAREER ALL PURPOSE YARDS|
Yards Rushing: 159 (Central Michigan, 1997)
Rushing Attempts: 14 (Vanderbilt, 1999)
Longest Run: 62 (TD) (Auburn, 1999)
Receiving Yards: 75 (Ball State, 2000)
Longest Pass Play: 75 (Ball State, 2000)