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Player Profiles



Nick                               Kwiatkoski
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Nick
Kwiatkoski
Class: r-Jr.
Hometown: Bethel Park, Pa.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 236
Sport: Football
Position: LB

Biography

- Named one of the team captains for the spring
- Played in 22 career games and started 11
 
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 seven 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 business management

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