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33  Brent Nickerson
Brent Nickerson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Irving, Texas

High School:
MacArthur

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 188

Position:
Defensive Back

Birthdate:
10/27/1986

Experience:
4L

Major:
General Business


2009 - SENIOR SEASON
Made a crucial interception late in the game against Baylor to help Tech secure the win ... solo tackle and a fumble recovery against Kansas State ... playing at the safety position, made five solo stops against New Mexico ... also got his hands on two UNM passes, but couldn't hold on ... assisted on a tackle at Houston.

2008 - JUNIOR SEASON
Played in all 13 games and made nine starts ... 27 total tackles and two pass breakups ... two tackles against Texas ... assisted on two tackles at Texas A&M ... solid outing with five solo tackles in the win over Nebraska ... two tackles at Kansas State ... solo stop against the Minutemen ... had another solid outing in his second-career start with seven tackles, six solo, at Nevada ... named the starter at corner two days prior to kickoff against Eastern Washington ... posted six solo stops and a pass breakup.

2007 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
Played in one game ... vital scout team member ... good speed and nose for the ball gave Tech offense solid prep work each week.

2006 - FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in nine games as a redshirt freshman in a reserve role at cornerback ... made six tackles (five solo) and gained valuable experience that will make him an active part of the secondary in 2007.

2005 - REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirt season.

MacARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL
MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas ... Four-Star recruit (Max Emfinger Recruiting) ... No. 54 cornerback prospect nationally (Rivals.com) ... No. 66 cornerback prospect nationally (SuperPrep) ... No. 95 overall prospect (Postseason Texas Top 100; Rivals.com) ... posted 48 tackles, three interceptions, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles during senior season ... first-team all-District 6-5A ... also academic all-district ... chose Tech over Oklahoma State ... academically ranked in the top 10 percent of his class ... also offered by several other schools, including Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Iowa, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Kansas and Kansas State ... High School Coach: David Beaty.

PERSONAL
Brent Nickerson ... born October 27, 1986, in Dallas ... son of Ronda and David Burris ... has three siblings, Trent, Bryse and Blake ... Trent is a walk-on on the Red Raider football team ... cousin, Natasha Stewart, was a two-time All-American basketball player at West Texas A&M and the school's second-leading scorer all-time ... majoring in general business.

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