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By: T. Scott Boatright
2012: Totaled five tackles on the year and recovered a fumble ... Recorded three total tackles (two solo, one assisted) against Idaho (10/20) ... Assisted on a tackle at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Registered a solo tackle against UTSA (11/3) ... Recovered a fumble at San Jose State (11/24).
2011: Did not play in 2011 due to torn Achilles suffered during the previous spring practice.
2010: Redshirted the 2010 season.
High School: Lettered three years for Mike Green at Airline High School ... Named all-parish his sophomore, junior and senior years ... Named all-district and all-city his junior year by the Shreveport Times ... Named Athlete of the Week by KTBS Channel 3 and KSLA Channel 12 his senior year ... Received the Jack Tuttle Award, given to the top athlete at Airline High School and named after a Louisiana Tech scholarship recipient that passed away before he could attend the university ... Recorded 83 tackles, five pass break ups and three sacks his junior year while leading the district with six interceptions ... Also was a member of FCA ...
Personal: Full name is Connor Dean Nichols ... Son of Dean and Kim Nichols ... Has two brothers, Matt (26) and Spencer (22) ... Found the atmosphere and excitement surrounding the program the best thing about Tech ... Chose Louisiana Tech over SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane and Vanderbilt ... Born March 23, 1992 in Shreveport, La.