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#40 Nick Mears
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Milbank, S.D.
High School: Milbank H.S.
Major: Pre-Economics
Experience: Redshirt
Mears Videos

Nick will be in the mix to contribute at the strong safety position after a strong showing in spring ball

Redshirted ... named squad’s Scout Special Teams Player of the Week in preparation for Football Championship Subdivision playoff game against Eastern Illinois

Was a finalist for South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year after a record-setting career as a quarterback at Milbank High School ... racked up more than 7,500 yards of total offense, throwing for 4,595 career yards with 58 touchdowns, while rushing for another 3,000 yards with 34 touchdowns. ... helped lead Milbank to a state title as a sophomore and was a three-time all-Northeast Conference selection ... also earned all-state recognition as both a punter and a quarterback ... member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 ... named most valuable player of South Dakota All-Star Game over the summer ... registered 115 career tackles ... in track and field, was a state qualifier in the sprints and triple jump, as well as relays ... academic all-state honoree and member of the National Honor Society