Nick gained valuable experience at the defensive end spot
last season and will vie for more playing time in 2012
Played in seven games ... saw most extensive playing
time at Illinois, a game in which he recorded three tackles, including a
half-tackle for loss ... also credited with tackles in games at Cal Poly and
Was a force defensively on the Humphrey St.
Francis state championship team his senior season ... totals included 89
tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and one safety en route to earning
all-state honors and an invitation to play in the 2010 Nebraska Shrine Bowl ...
was named to the Huskerland D-2 All-Decade Team ... also earned all-state
recognition as an offensive lineman in 2008 ... in addition to his success on
the football field, he was an honorable mention all-state pick in basketball in
2009 and lettered in track and field ... honor roll student