CAREER HONORS 2014 -- Second Team Academic All-Big 12
A former walk-on who became the team’s primary punter in the early part of the 2014 season... Will continue to battle for primary punting duties as a sophomore.
2014 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Saw time in 12 games, becoming the primary punter during the second game of the year... Averaged 41.3 yards on 44 punts with nine traveling 50 yards or longer and 15 landing inside the 20-yard line... Recorded a career-best 49.2-yard average on four punts against UCLA in the Alamo Bowl, including two that traveled at least 50 yards... Also had two 50-yard punts at Iowa State... Had five punts land inside the 20-yard line at TCU... Earned Second Team Academic All-Big 12 accolades. 2013: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered at Lyndon High under head coach Rod Stallbaumer... Led team to a league championship and a state playoff appearance... Picked up all-state honors from the Wichita Eagle and the Kansas Football Coaches Association (KFBCA) as a punter after averaging 42.6 yards in 2010 and 38.1 yards in 2011... Named an all-state running back by the Topeka Capital-Journal and KFBCA after rushing for 1,330 yards and 21 touchdowns... Participated in the 2012 Kansas Shrine Bowl... Also lettered in basketball, baseball and golf, earning first team all-state honors in basketball and baseball while placing in the top 20 at the state golf tournament as both a freshman and sophomore.
PERSONAL: Nickolas Kaden Walsh was born April 29, 1994, in Emporia, Kansas... Son of Patrick and Janet Walsh... Has three siblings, Alex, Joe and Sydney... Majoring in business.