Long Beach, Calif.
Long Beach Poly HS
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2010 NICK CHICKILLO MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
2012 ALL-ACC, HONORABLE MENTION (Coaches)
2012 (Senior): Played in 10 games, making two starts … Tallied 20 tackles (10 solo) and one forced fumble … One of six Hurricanes to earn All-ACC honorable mention from league coaches … Had five tackles in each of season’s first two games at Boston College and at Kansas State … Forced fumble against NC State … Earned fourth letter.
2011 (Junior): Started all 12 games at safety … Finished fourth on team in tackles with 59 (36 solo, 23 assists) … Recorded lone interception of year in season opener against Maryland … Also registered season-high eight tackles against Terrapins … Led team with seven tackles against Florida State … Recorded seven tackles against Boston College … Earned letter.
2010 (Sophomore): One of seven Canes to start all 13 games on the year… Fourth on team with 58 tackles … Tied for team lead in interceptions with three … Had two interceptions against Duke … Led team with three fumble recoveries … Recovered fumble against Clemson, UNC and Duke … Recorded season-high seven tackles against both Florida State and Virginia … Earned letter.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Ranked fifth on UM defense with 48 total tackles … Recorded career-highs for total tackles (9) and solo stops (6) in win over then-No. 8 Oklahoma … Matched career-high in total tackles (9) and set career high in assisted tackles (5) against Wisconsin in Champs Sports Bowl … Ranked third on team with four PBUs (all coming in second half of season) … Recovered fumble at Wake Forest … Had two TFLs … Tallied six tackles (five solo) in home win over Duke … Earned letter.
2008 (True Freshman): Played in first three games of season against Charleston Southern, Florida and Texas A&M, before missing remainder of season with injury … Tallied two tackles against Charleston Southern … Participated on scout team rest of season … Awarded medical hardship.
High School: As senior in 2007, made 89 tackles and nine interceptions, two sacks, forced four fumbles and returned fumble for touchdown … In team’s Division I championship victory, had 11 tackles and three interceptions … As junior in 2006, made 52 tackles and two interceptions … Coached by Jerry Jaso … PrepStar All-American was ranked as No. 12 safety and No. 171 player nationally by Rivals.com … Rated No. 6 safety, No. 12 player in California and No. 100 player nationally by Scout.com … Selected as No. 17 safety by ESPN … Selected second-team EA Sports All-American.