Published on December 23rd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Exclusive: Nolan Carroll Reflects On His NFL Career, The Growth Of His “YooTroo” App & More

Following a stand-out college football career with the University Of Maryland, Nolan Carroll was drafted by the Miami Dolphins as part of the 2010 NFL Draft. the 2010 NFL Draft. Carroll played with the Dolphins through 2013 before moving along to runs with the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys. He may have officially retired from the NFL last year, but Carroll has by no means slowed down on the professional end, keeping very active these days as an entrepreneur.

Nolan Carroll is one of the founders of the quickly-growing YooTroo app. YooTroo — co-founded with fellow entrepreneur Jean Paul — helps consumers find the nearest and best local deals. Thanks to YouTroo, the local business owner can stop using environmentally-impacting flyers and pamphlets and instead create buzz through an app. The consumer not only benefits from special deals, but in also getting paid to browse through the featured local advertising listings. In turn, everyone wins when YouTroo is used, including the business-owners, consumers and the app-owners.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Nolan Carroll on December 17, 2019 about YooTroo, his NFL career, life after football and more, as embedded below. Additional information on YouTroo and its founders can be found online by visiting and/or

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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