2005: After sitting out the 2004 campaign as a medical redshirt, sophomore Nick Pace returns as the Bears' No. 1 right tackle and should challenge for All-Big 12 honors in his final three campaigns at Baylor.
2004: One of four returning starters along the Baylor offensive line, Pace was granted a medical redshirt year after he missed all of spring practice and the entire 2004 season while recovering from back surgery.
2003: Started all 12 games as a true freshman for the Bears at right offensive tackle to earn his first varsity letter ... Helped pave the way for Rashad Armstrong to become the school's first 1,000-yard rusher since 1995.
High School: Cinco Ranch High School, Katy, Texas ... Credited with 66 pancake blocks as a senior ... Also allowed just one sack in 296 pass attempts ... Named second-team all-state 5A by the Texas Sports Writers Association in final prep season ... First-team all-district as a senior ... A member of Texas Football's 2002 Texas Top 300 ... Played in the Maugural-Bayou Bowl, which featured preps from Texas and Louisiana ... One of his Cougar teammates was Baylor defensive tackle Julian Hill ... Coached by Don Clayton at the District 19-5A school.
Personal: The son of Gladys and Matt Pace, Nickolas Ross Pace was born May 13, 1985, in Houston ... History major.