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Ozzie Nicholas Honored As Stats Perform FCS All-American Third Team Selection

PRINCETON – Ozzie Nicholas has been selected as Stats Perform All-American Third Team selection; the organization announced today.

This is Nicholas’ second All-American honor this year as he picked as a PFF FCS All-American earlier this month.

Nicholas put together one of the most dominant defensive seasons by a Princeton player this century. He recorded 104 tackles, matching the most by any Tiger football player since Zak Keasey recorded 127 stops in 2004. While Nicholas was a dominant run stopper throughout the season, he also terrified quarterbacks in the pass game. He finished fourth in the league with 4.5 sacks; no other player in the Ivy League Top 25 in tackles could match that total.

Nicholas, the only unanimous first-team selection among any Ivy League defender made quite the statement in his final home game, recording a career-high 15 tackles and a sack in a double-overtime showdown against Yale.

The senior captain had the ninth best defensive grade in PFF’s FCS database at 90.5 and was the second-best graded linebacker.