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#91 Nik D'Avanzo
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 285
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Baltimore, Md
High School: Archbishop Curley HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Statistics Career Statistics

NEW MEXICO: Made an instant impact on the program, playing as a true freshman in 2013 ... a physical player who gave the Lobos size on the defensive line ... actually has shed 25 pounds as he moves from nose tackle to defensive end in 2014, looking to add  a speed rush element to his repertoire  ... Should see significant playing time on what will be a deep defensive line in '14.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games with one start for the Lobos ... finished the season with 31 tackles, three tackles for loss, once sack, one forced fumble and one blocked field-goal attempt ... he had a career-high seven tackles against UTEP ... his three solo tackles against Wyoming were a career high ... first career sack came at San Diego State ... blocked a field-goal attempt at Fresno State.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 consensus All-State selection on the defensive line for the Friars and coach Sean Murphy ... had 58 tackles, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three pass breakups, one interception (returned for a touchdown) and one blocked punt for Curley in 2012 ... on offense, he played fullback and had 114 carries for 664 yards and 10 TDs, and he had two receptions for 38 yards ... also named a first-team Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association All-Conference defensive line selection, a Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection ... selected to and started in the Crab Bowl (Maryland High School all-star football game) ... nominated to play in the Big 33 Game (featuring all-stars from Maryland against all-stars from Pennsylvania) in the summer of 2013, with NFL Network broadcasting the game ... Curley went 8-3 and reached the MIAA state championship semifinals in 2012 ... in 2011, he had 81 tackles, six sacks and one fumble recovery as the Friars were the regular-season conference champions with a 7-4 record and made it to the MIAA semis ... earned MIAA All-Conference honors, and was named to the Baltimore Touchdown Club "Super 22" Team ... also rushed 43 times on offense for 271 yards and three scores ... finished with 53 tackles in 2010, along with three sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... Curley was regular-season conference champions with a 9-3 record and advanced to the MIAA Championship game ... played defensive end, defensive tackle, running back, fullback, H-back and tight end during his career for the Friars ... rated as the No. 41 prospect in Maryland and the No. 101 defensive line prospect in the country by 247sports.com ... clocked with a 4.9-second time in the 40-yard dash.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 13, 1995 ... parents are Kimberly and Rodney D'Avanzo.

Saturday, September 20
6:00 PM - 
Football
at New Mexico State
Friday, September 26
6:00 PM - 
Football
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, October 04
1:30 PM - 
Football
at UTSA
Friday, October 10
7:30 PM - 
Football
vs. San Diego State
Saturday, October 18
1:30 PM - 
Football
at Air Force
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