At Stanford: In the hunt to be among the team's top five receivers ... Missed four games a year ago due to a knee injury ... Fourth year in the Cardinal football program ... 2003 could be the year Nick asserts himself as one of the team's best ... In his limited opportunities, he has caught eight passes for 176 yards (22.0 average) and two touchdowns ... Possesses good speed and instincts and has shown the ability to make big plays.
The 2002 Season: Played in six games as a reserve wide receiver ... Suffered a knee injury at Notre Dame on October 5, forcing him to miss the next four games ... He returned on November 16 for the final two games vs. Oregon State and California ... Caught two balls for 56 yards ... Also had two rushing attempts for 21 yards and one kickoff return for 14 yards ... Had a career-best 47 yard reception at Arizona State ... Against Notre Dame, he had two rushes for 21 yards and one reception for nine yards ... Named honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2001 Season: Backup wide receiver who provided some big plays for the Cardinal in 2001 ... Recorded six receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns ... Scored both his touchdowns in the first two games of the year ... In the season opener vs. Boston College, he caught a 19-yard touchdown from Randy Fasani ... In game two vs. ASU, he had four receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown, that coming on a 32-yard pass from Fasani ... Also had a 4-yard reception vs. Notre Dame ... Earned his first varsity letter.
The 2000 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman. In Track: Member of the Cardinal track and field team in 2001 and 2002 ... Runs the 200m and 400m, 400m relay and 1600m relay ... Ran a Pac-10 qualifying time of 47.41 in the 400m in '02 ... Finished seventh at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships in the 400m ... Also a member of Stanford's 400-meter relay team in 2002 that posted a season-best of 40.26, the second best all-time at Stanford.
In High School: Tremendous athlete who played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and free safety at Mount Carmel High School in Pennsylvania ... Named a Prep All-American by SuperPrep and PrepStar ... SuperPrep ranked him as the #6 recruit in the state while PrepStar rated him as the #3 "athlete" in the east ... USA Today Honorable Mention All-American ... As a senior, he started the season at quarterback before being moved to wide receiver and running back ... On defense, started every game at free safety and collected 70 tackles and six interceptions ... Offensively, he rushed for over 700 yards, threw for over 500 yards and had over 300 yards receiving ... First-Team All-State as a free safety ... As a junior, he played QB the entire season and earned First-Team All-State honors while also being selected the Pennsylvania Small Schools Player of the Year ... He threw for over 1,100 yards and 17 touchdowns and ran for over 1,000 yards while scoring 15 more touchdowns ... In track, he was a two-time state 400-meter champion with a personal best of 48.56 ... Other personal bests were 10.5 in the 100 and 21.6 in the 200 ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Human Biology major.