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Player Profiles



Nick                               Kwiatkoski
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Nick
Kwiatkoski
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Bethel Park, Pa.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 235
Sport: Football
Position: LB

Biography

• 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
 
Personal
• Birthday is May 26
• Son of Frank and Pam Kwiatkoski
• One of two children
• Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

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