Deatrick Nichols



Experience: R

Height: 5-10

Age: 24

Weight: 189 lbs

College: South Florida



College Career:

Appeared in 50 games (39 starts) in four seasons, starting all 38 games over his final three years … prior to his senior year in 2017, named to the Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe Award and Nagurski Award watch lists … finished his career with 175 tackles (136 solo), 11 INTs (third most in school history), 24 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one sack and 14.5 tackles for loss … three-time All-American Athletic Conference selection, earning first-team honors in 2015 and 2017 and second-team honors in 2016 … as a senior in 2017, started all 12 games and was a first-team All-AAC selection after totaling 56 tackles (44 solo), three INTs, four tackles for loss, a team-leading 12 passes defensed and a forced fumble … as a junior in 2016, started all 13 games and was a second-team All-AAC selection … totaled 49 tackles (37 solo), a team-leading four INTs, two tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed and led the team with seven passes defensed … as a sophomore in 2015, started all 13 games and collected 62 tackles (48 solo) and 8.5 tackles for loss … earned first-team all-conference honors and received the team’s Most Improved Player award … recorded a team-high four INTs and added five passes defensed, a team-best two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a sack … ranked fifth in the AAC in INTs (four) and 14th in passes defensed (eight) … appeared in 12 games (one start) as a true freshman in 2014.


First name pronounced “DEE-trick” … attended Miami Central (FL) High School … rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals and was No. 69 on the Florida High School Football Class of 2014 Top 150 list … had 105 tackles, 12 INTs and two forced fumbles in his high school career … played for one of the most successful programs in Florida as Miami Central won its second straight state championship in 2013 and third in the past four years while advancing to four consecutive state finals … also ran track, posting a 10.63 in the 100 meters and 22.07 in the 200.