Nick Kwiatkoski


Height: 6-2
Weight: 235
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Bethel Park, Pa.
HS/Last School: Bethel Park HS


  • Has played in 36 career games and started 25
2014 (r-Jr.)
  • Started all 13 games
  • Led the Mountaineers with 103 tackles, including a team-high 71 solo stops, a team-high 11.5 tackles for loss, assisted on a sack and four pass breakups
  • Used on 993 plays, including 891 on defense
  • No. 5 in the Big 12 Conference in solo tackles
  • Tied for No. 9 in the Big 12 in total tackles
  • Tied for No. 12 in the Big 12 Conference in tackles for loss
  • Registered seven tackles, including assisting on a sack, a tackle for loss and four solo stops against Texas A&M
  • Had 11 tackles, including eight unassisted tackles and a tackle for loss and two pass breakups at Iowa State
  • Finished with six tackles vs. K-State, assisted on a TFL
  • Registered his fourth double-digit tackle performance at Texas, including six solo stops
  • Tied with a team-leading seven tackles against TCU
  • Had six solo tackles and a tackle for loss vs. the Frogs
  • Second on the team with seven tackles at Oklahoma State, including five unassisted tackles
  • Second on the team with seven tackles against Baylor; including four solo stops and a tackle for loss
  • Team-high 11 tackles at Texas Tech, including nine solo tackles and two tackles for loss
  • Team-high seven tackles and two TFL against Kansas
  • Finished with a team-high six solo tackles against Kansas
  • Finished with six tackles against Oklahoma
  • Had season-high five assisted tackles against OU
  • Named WVU Defensive POW for the Maryland game
  • Season-high 12 tackles, including 10 solo stops at Maryland
  • Also had a career-high three tackles for loss and two pass breakups against the Terps
  • Registered his fourth career double-figure tackle performance with 11 stops against Alabama
  • Tied his career high with seven unassisted tackles against Alabama; four assisted tackles
2013 (r-So.)
  • All-Big 12 Conference Second-Team (Phil Steele)
  • Started all 10 games he played
  • Moved to Will linebacker in spring
  • No. 6 in the Big 12 Conference and No. 30 nationally in solo tackles
  • No. 5 in the Big 12 Conference in total tackles
  • Led the team with 86 tackles
  • Second on the team with three interceptions
  • Led team with a career-high 14 tackles vs. Iowa State
  • Recovered his first fumble at Kansas and was second on the team with eight tackles
  • Recorded second career interception and second on the team with nine tackles vs. Texas
  • Made first career interception and was third on the team with sevent tackles at TCU
  • Set career high in solo tackles (9) and tied career high in total tackles (11) at Kansas State
  • Second on the team with eight tackles vs. Texas Tech
  • Led WVU with nine tackles (eight solo) vs. Georgia State
  • Led WVU with 11 tackles at Oklahoma
  • Set career highs in assisted tackles (five), total tackles (11) and one tackle for loss at Oklahoma
  • Finished with team-leading seven tackles vs. W&M
2012 (r-Fr.)
  • Saw action in 12 games at Sam linebacker, including one start against Kansas
  • Also used on special teams
  • Finished with three tackles, including one solo stop and a pass breakup vs. Kansas
  • Tied his season high with five tackles against Oklahoma, including three unassisted tackles
  • Season-high five tackles, all solo, at Texas Tech
  • Finished with two tackles against Baylor
  • Assisted on three tackles and had a pass breakup against Marshall
2011 (Fr.)
  • Redshirted
High School
  • Coached by Jeff Metheny at Bethel Park High
  • Played wide receiver and safety
  • Missed first two months of senior season with back injury
  • Returned in November to help lead Bethel Park to the second round of the WPIAL playoffs and a Top-10 ranking in the state
  • Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl
  • No. 32 on 2011 rivals.com Pennsylvania Postseason top 40
  • Named to the 2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Preseason Fabulous 22 list
  • Birthday is May 26
  • Son of Frank and Pam Kwiatkoski
  • One of two children
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies


Totals 48205981892888214613833
2012Fr12171128        3
2015Sr1363236810.044  3001 


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