Merrill Noel
Merrill  Noel

RS Senior

Pahokee, FL

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175





Demon Deacons Earn Their Degrees

A total of 66 Wake Forest student-athletes received their degrees on Monday


Merrill Noel Inks Deal with Buffalo Bills

A redshirt-senior cornerback for Wake Forest in 2014, Merrill Noel agreed to terms to continue his career in the NFL.


Noel, Allen Set to Compete in Medal of Honor Bowl

Wake Forest seniors Merrill Noel and Zachary Allen will compete in the postseason all-star game on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.


Wake Forest Lands Four on All-ACC Teams

Kevin Johnson and Alexander Kinal each received second team honors in voting conducted by league coaches.


The Deacs' Noel

Senior cornerback Merrill


Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech - Nov. 22, 2014

Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech - Nov. 22, 2014


Football vs. NC State (USA Today)

Football vs. NC State; photos by Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports


Wake Forest vs. Boston College - Oct. 25, 2014

Wake Forest vs. Boston College - Oct. 25, 2014


Football vs. Florida State

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Florida State(USATSI)


Wake Forest vs. Army - Sept. 20, 2014

Wake Forest vs. Army - Sept. 20, 2014

2014 (Senior)
Named third team All-ACC by the coaches following the season and received honorable mention from the media . . . Played in the Medal of Honor Bowl following his senior season . . . Had four tackles and two pass break-ups in the all-star game . . . Started all 12 games and served as team captain . . . Started the season-opener against ULM (Aug. 28) and had one tackle and one pass breakup... Had his first interception of the season against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 6), while also recording a pass breakup...Tallied seven total tackles against Utah State (Sept. 13)... Made three solo tackles against Army (Sept. 20)...Came up with seven total tackles and a pass breakup against Louisville (Sept. 27)... Recorded his seventh career interception against Florida State (Oct. 4) and returned it 26 yards ...Had four solo tackles and two assists in a loss to Syracuse (Oct. 18)... Made five total tackles, three solo and two assisted against Boston College (Oct. 25)... Recorded four total tackles, including one solo and had a pass breakup against Clemson (Nov. 6)... Against NC State (Nov. 15), made three total tackles, including two solo tackles... Notched his third interception of the season and recorded three total tackles in Wake Forest's win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 22).

2013 (Junior)
Started 11 games at cornerback before missing the final game of the year at Vanderbilt (Nov. 30) due to injury ... Finished seventh on the team with 53 tackles, including 38 solo stops and 2.5 for loss ... Tied for the team lead with three interceptions, totaling a team-high 60 yards in returns off the picks ... Forced a team-best three fumbles and also recovered one ... Ranked second on the team with six pass breakups ... Made four tackles in the season opener vs. Presbyterian (Aug. 29) ... Tied for the team lead with seven tackles at Boston College (Sept. 6) ... Intercepted his first pass of the season vs. ULM (Sept. 14) and ran it back 11 yards ... Also had two pass breakups and five tackles against the Warhawks ... Sealed the victory vs. NC State (Oct. 5) with an interception in the waning seconds of the game ... Also had six tackles and one pass break up against the Wolfpack ... Enjoyed a great game on Homecoming vs. Maryland (Oct. 19), notching his third interception of the season to go along with five solo tackles, one pass breakup and his second-career forced fumble ... His 49-yard interception return against the Terrapins was the longest of his career ... Had four tackles, including one for loss, at Syracuse (Nov. 2) ... Collected six tackles, forced a fumble and recovered his first-career fumble vs. No. 3 Florida State (Nov. 9) ... Made seven tackles, including a tackle for loss, and forced a fumble vs. Duke (Nov. 23).

2012 (Sophomore)
Played in nine games with seven starts on the year ... Finished the season with 33 tackles, including 24 solo stops ... Had 1.5 tackles for loss and a half-sack ... Turned in three pass breakups on the year ... Missed the season opener vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) with a hamstring injury ... Returned to action vs. North Carolina (Sept. 8) and had four tackles, including one for loss, and a pass breakup ... Assisted on a sack and finished with three tackles at Florida State (Sept. 15) ... Had one tackle and a pass breakup vs. Army (Sept. 22) ... Made three tackles, including two solo, vs. Duke (Sept. 29) ... Had a season-high six tackles, including four solo, and a pass breakup at Virginia (Oct. 20) ... Recorded four tackles, including three solo stops, vs. Boston College (Nov. 3) ... Tied his season-high with six tackles, including four solo, at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Made five solo tackles at Notre Dame (Nov. 17).

2011 (Redshirt Freshman)
Started all 13 games at cornerback and turned in a remarkable season ... Consensus Freshman All-America selection, being honored by the FWAA, Rivals.com and CBSSports.com ... Named an honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated ... Named the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year ... Honorable mention All-ACC selection ... Finished the season tied for the national lead in passes defended with 21, including two interceptions and a school-record 19 pass breakups ... The 21 passes defended are the most-ever by an NCAA freshman since the organization started tracking the statistic in 2000 ... Finished third on the team with 66 tackles, including a team-high 54 solo stops ... Also was the team's second-leading kick returner, running back 13 kicks for 233 yards (17.9 ypr) ... Recorded five tackles in his collegiate debut at Syracuse (Sept. 1) ... Made his debut as a kick returner with three returns for 70 yards vs. NC State (Sept. 10) including a 48-yarder ... Made four tackles and broke up a pass vs. Gardner-Webb (Sept. 17) ... Had a season-high six tackles, including his first career tackle for loss, and three passes broken up at Boston College (Oct. 1) ... His TFL came on a third-and-one and pushed the Eagles back three yards ... Led the team with eight tackles, broke up three passes and recorded his first career interception vs. Florida State (Oct. 8) ... Picked off FSU's E.J. Manuel near the goalline and returned it 14 yards ... Broke up a school-record four passes vs. Virginia Tech, adding three tackles (Oct. 15) ... Named a Midseason All-American by SI and third team Midseason All-ACC by Phil Steele ... Had seven tackles and three pass breakups at Duke (Oct. 22) ... Had a streak of six consecutive games with a pass breakup (Sept. 10 - Oct. 22) ... Recorded seven tackles at UNC (Oct. 29) but did not break up a pass, snapping his streak of consecutive games with a PBU ... Made five tackles, all solo, vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 5) ... Recorded six tackles and broke up one pass at Clemson (Nov. 12) ... Also added five kickoff returns for 59 yards at Clemson ... Forced his first career fumble to go along with two pass breakups and four tackles vs. Maryland (Nov. 19) ... Made four tackles and broke up his school-record 19th pass of the season vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 26) ... Tied for the team lead with seven tackles and made his second career interception, returning it 18 yards, in the Music City Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 30).

2010 (True Freshman)
Redshirted the season.

High School
A 2010 graduate of Pahokee (Fla.) HS ... Named first team all-area by the Palm Beach Post ... First team All-Palm Beach County in Class 2A-2B-1A ... Had 65 tackles, six sacks and four interceptions as a senior ... Returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown in the Muck Bowl against Glades Central ... Played for a Pahokee dynasty that won three straight state titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Played for Coach Blaze Thompson ... Rivals.com rated Noel as the No. 95 prospect in Florida and the 63rd-best defensive back nationally ... SuperPrep ranked Noel as the No. 72 prospect in the state ... Clocked at 10.5 in the 100m ... Graduate of the same high school as former Deacons Alphonso Smith, D.J. Boldin and Antonio Wilson ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and West Virginia ... Recruited by Ray McCartney.

Nickname is "Bud" ... Majoring in communication ... Son of Merrill Noel, Sr. and Frantoria Green ... Was raised by his mother and grandmother, Gayle Love ... Born Sept. 10, 1991 ... Name is pronounced "murh-ELL no-ELL".