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Tony  Nicholson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Grand Prairie, Texas

High School:
South Grand Prairie HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
WR

Experience:
1L

10/21/2017

Baylor vs. West Virginia

USATSI photos from Baylor vs. West Virginia - Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

09/30/2017

USATSI Gallery - Baylor @ Kansas State

USATSI Gallery - Baylor @ Kansas State

10/15/2016

Baylor Football vs Kansas - 10/15/2016

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09/02/2016

Baylor Football vs Northwestern State - 09/02/2016

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Dynamic playmaker at both receiver and in the return game ... Listed as starter at inside receiver on post-spring depth chart ... Expected to once again serve as primary punt and kick returner ... 2017 Preseason All-Big 12 (Athlon, Phil Steele) ... First-team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele) and honorable mention All-Big 12 returner (coaches) in 2016 ... Moved to offense from defensive back prior to 2016 fall camp ... Sat out 2015 as redshirt.

2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 13 games as reserve wide receiver and on kick and punt returns ... All-Big 12 first team punt returner by Phil Steele ... All-Big 12 honorable mention punt and kick returner by league's coaches ... Totaled one punt return for 14 yards and one kickoff return for 22 yards vs. Boise State ... Ranked 16th in FBS and first in Big 12 in yards per punt return (10.2) ... Ranked 103rd in FBS and eighth in Big 12 in yards per kick return (18.8) ... Ranked 51st in FBS and fifth in Big 12 in combined kick return yardage (533) ... Notched three punt returns for five yards and three kickoff returns for 65 yards at No. 13 West Virginia ... Posted two punt returns for 24 yards and three kickoff returns for 75 yards vs. Texas Tech, including career-long 28-yard return ... Had one rush for three yards and one kickoff return for 23 yards vs. Kansas State ... Played but did not record any stats at No. 9 Oklahoma and at Iowa State ... Totaled one punt return for 14 yards vs. TCU and career-high six kickoff returns for career-high 102 yards with then-career-high 22-yard return ... Recorded one punt return for 12 yards at Texas ... Tallied two punt returns for 32 yards vs. Kansas ... Notched one punt return for one yard and three kick returns for 36 yards vs. Oklahoma State ... Had two punt returns for five yards and career-first kick return for 16 yards vs. Rice ... Registered two punt returns for four yards vs. SMU ... Returned four punts for 83 yards in season-opener vs. Northwestern State.

2015 (Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad ... Redshirted to retain eligibility ... Dressed for one of 13 games, but did not see any game action.

High School: Talented multi-position athlete from South Grand Prairie (Texas) High School ... Played quarterback, receiver and defensive back under head coach Brent Whitson at South Grand Prairie ... Ranked nation's 51st-best WR prospect by 247Sports and 88th by Scout ... Listed No. 59 among "athlete" prospects by ESPN ... Top 100 Texas recruit: ranked 65th on Dave Campbell's Texas Football Texas Top 150 (No. 8 "athlete" recruit per 2015 winter publication), 79th by 247Sports, 87th by ESPN, 97th by Scout and on Waco Tribune-Herald Top 100 ... Rated No. 108 among regional prospects by ESPN and 52nd top recruit (No. 3 among "athletes") on the SportsDay/DMN Area Top 100 ... Two-way standout as senior, totaled 447 yards and three TDs on 38 receptions, 273 yards and three scores on 44 carries, and threw for 43 yards and two TDs on 2-for-2 passing ... Defensively, added 10 solo tackles, five interceptions and pass breakup ... Named 2014 unanimous All-District 8-6A first team inside receiver ... Played quarterback as junior, passed for 628 yards and eight TDs, rushed for 622 yards and nine scores ... Named 2013 All-District 7-5A second-team QB.

Personal: Son of Shontae Lee ... Major is health, kinesiology and leisure studies.

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