5 - Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
Birth Date: 7/7/1990
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pataskala, OH
High School: Newark Catholic
Position: RB
Major: Business Administration
gp 11
yds 1046
yds/g 95.1
td 11

2013: Don Hansen’s Second Team All-Region selection…First Team All-GLIAC… Second Team All-Ohio Division II selection…Appeared in all 11 games at running back...Led the team in rushing attempts (203), rushing yards (1,155) and rushing touchdowns (11)…Averaged 105.0 yards per game and 5.7 yards per carry…Ranked 27th nationally in rushing yards, 33rd in rushing yards per game, and tied for 49th in rushing touchdowns…Had a career-high 33 carries in win over Walsh (10/5), rushing for 135 yards and two touchdowns …Set another career-high with 275 yards rushing on 31 attempts and three touchdowns in a win over Findlay (10/17)…Also registered 26 carries for 157 yards at Northern Michigan (9/21)...Had six games over 100 yards rushing…Also had 16 kick returns for 418 yards and one touchdown…Had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Ashland (10/12)…Registered two games over 200 all-purpose yards, Northern Michigan and Walsh, and had 318 all-purpose yards against Findlay.

2012: Appeared in eight games, starting final two contests…Second on team with 649 rushing yards and eight touchdowns while leading team with 7.0 yards per carry…Went over 100 yards in final three games of season…Career-best 212 yards on 26 carries with a touchdown in win at Lake Erie (11/3)…Went for 174 yards and three touchdowns in win over Malone (11/10)…Rushed for 108 yards in win over Tiffin (10/27)…Had two touchdowns in win at Notre Dame (10/20).

2011: Did not see game action.

2010: Played in five games…Rushed for 195 total yards and one touchdown…Averaged 5.3 yards per carry…Rushed for a season-high 90 yards against Wayne State...Recorded 443 total kick return yards, including 158 against Hillsdale, tied for second-most in school history.

2009: Played in nine games…Had 54 carries for 359 yards and five TDs…Averaged 6.6 yards per carry and 39.9 yards per game…Also had seven receptions for 64 yards…Had 13 kick returns with an average of 24.1 yards…Had the school’s first ever kick return for a touchdown, going 80 yards against Central State University.

2008:  Redshirted. 

High School:  Joins the Panthers football team from Newark Catholic High School in Newark, Ohio…Helped lead the Green Wave to the Division VI State Championship…Was named the State, Central District and MSL Offensive Player of the Year…Selected to the All-Ohio, All-Region and All-MSL First Team…Holds school records for most carries in a season, most yards in a game and most yards in a season at Newark Catholic…Was voted the Newark Advocate Male Athlete of the Year for 2007…Played in the North-South All-Star game and was a member of the Licking County All-Star team…Also played on the Green Wave basketball team and ran track.

Personal: Son of Mark and Terry Nichols…High school teammate of Tony Weisent and Matt Grieb…Hobbies include hanging out and doing back flips.

Rushing

G

Att

Yards

TD

Long

Avg/C

Avg/G

2009

9

54

359

5

48

6.6

39.9

2010

5

37

195

1

36

5.3

39

2011

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2012

8

93

663

8

46

7.0

81.1

2013

11

203

1155

11

70

5.7

105.0

Total

33

387

2358

25

70

6.1

71.5

 

Receiving

G

Rec

Yards

Avg/G

Avg/C

Long

TD

2009

9

7

64

7.1

9.1

14

0

2010

5

9

33

6.6

3.7

13

0

2011

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2012

8

3

35

4.4

11.7

16

0

2013

11

7

59

5.4

8.4

27

1

Total

33

26

191

5.8

7.3

27

1

 

Kick Returns

G

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Avg/R

Avg/G

2009

9

13

313

1

80

24.1

34.8

2010

5

18

443

0

37

24.6

88.6

2011

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2012

8

5

86

0

34

17.2

10.8

2013

11

16

418

1

95

26.1

38.0

Total

33

52

1260

2

95

24.2

38.2

CAREER HIGHS
Rushes: 26 at Lake Erie (11/3/12)
Yards: 212 at Lake Erie (11/3/12)
Touchdowns: 3 vs Malone (11/10/12)
Long: 48 vs Central State (10/24/09)
Receptions: 4 two times
Yards: 38 at Urbana (10/31/09)
Long: 16 at Hillsdale (9/15/12)

Recent Games
Oct 12 at Ashland W, 31-19
Oct 17 Findlay W, 41-21
Nov 2 at Tiffin W, 41-9
Nov 9 Lake Erie W, 62-21
Nov 16 at Malone W, 40-13
Nov 30 West Texas A&M L, 34-27
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 175 154
Yards 1046 979
Yards per game 95.1 108.8
Yards per rush 6.0 6.4
Touchdowns 11 11
Fumbles 3 3
Fumbles lost 1 1
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 5 at #6 Georgetown (KY) W, 41-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Hillsdale W, 37-20 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 at Northern Michigan W, 30-23 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 #9 Grand Valley State W, 57-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Walsh W, 33-20 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Ashland W, 31-19 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 Findlay W, 41-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Tiffin W, 41-9 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Lake Erie W, 62-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Malone W, 40-13 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 West Texas A&M L, 34-27 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 5 at #6 Georgetown (KY) W, 41-14 10 22 2.2 8 0 - -
Sep 14 Hillsdale W, 37-20 16 119 7.4 26 0 1 1
Sep 21 at Northern Michigan W, 30-23 26 157 6.0 15 0 - -
Sep 28 #9 Grand Valley State W, 57-14 17 65 3.8 28 1 1 0
Oct 5 at Walsh W, 33-20 33 135 4.1 13 2 1 0
Oct 12 at Ashland W, 31-19 9 33 3.7 7 0 - -
Oct 17 Findlay W, 41-21 31 275 8.9 70 3 - -
Nov 2 at Tiffin W, 41-9 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Lake Erie W, 62-21 11 142 12.9 66 2 - -
Nov 16 at Malone W, 40-13 11 53 4.8 9 3 - -
Nov 30 West Texas A&M L, 34-27 11 45 4.1 18 0 - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 5 at #6 Georgetown (KY) W, 41-14 1 27 27.0 27 1 - -
Sep 14 Hillsdale W, 37-20 - - - - - 1 1
Sep 21 at Northern Michigan W, 30-23 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 #9 Grand Valley State W, 57-14 - - - - - 1 0
Oct 5 at Walsh W, 33-20 3 23 7.7 15 0 1 0
Oct 12 at Ashland W, 31-19 2 5 2.5 5 0 - -
Oct 17 Findlay W, 41-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Tiffin W, 41-9 2 19 9.5 16 0 - -
Nov 9 Lake Erie W, 62-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Malone W, 40-13 - - - - - - -
Nov 30 West Texas A&M L, 34-27 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 5 at #6 Georgetown (KY) W, 41-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 Hillsdale W, 37-20 - - - - - 0
Sep 21 at Northern Michigan W, 30-23 - - - - - 0
Sep 28 #9 Grand Valley State W, 57-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 5 at Walsh W, 33-20 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 at Ashland W, 31-19 - - - - - 0
Oct 17 Findlay W, 41-21 - - - - - 0
Nov 2 at Tiffin W, 41-9 - - - - - 0
Nov 9 Lake Erie W, 62-21 - - - - - 0
Nov 16 at Malone W, 40-13 - - - - - 0
Nov 30 West Texas A&M L, 34-27 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 5 at #6 Georgetown (KY) W, 41-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Hillsdale W, 37-20 - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 at Northern Michigan W, 30-23 - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 #9 Grand Valley State W, 57-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Walsh W, 33-20 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Ashland W, 31-19 - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 Findlay W, 41-21 - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Tiffin W, 41-9 - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Lake Erie W, 62-21 - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Malone W, 40-13 - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 West Texas A&M L, 34-27 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 5 at #6 Georgetown (KY) W, 41-14 1 32 32.0 32 0 - - - - -
Sep 14 Hillsdale W, 37-20 4 78 19.5 24 0 - - - - -
Sep 21 at Northern Michigan W, 30-23 2 53 26.5 28 0 - - - - -
Sep 28 #9 Grand Valley State W, 57-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Walsh W, 33-20 3 91 30.3 70 0 - - - - -
Oct 12 at Ashland W, 31-19 2 112 56.0 95 1 - - - - -
Oct 17 Findlay W, 41-21 2 43 21.5 26 0 - - - - -
Nov 2 at Tiffin W, 41-9 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Lake Erie W, 62-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Malone W, 40-13 2 9 4.5 6 0 - - - - -
Nov 30 West Texas A&M L, 34-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 5 at #6 Georgetown (KY) W, 41-14 1 22 27 - 32 81
Sep 14 Hillsdale W, 37-20 1 119 - - 78 197
Sep 21 at Northern Michigan W, 30-23 1 157 - - 53 210
Sep 28 #9 Grand Valley State W, 57-14 1 65 - - - 65
Oct 5 at Walsh W, 33-20 1 135 23 - 91 249
Oct 12 at Ashland W, 31-19 1 33 5 - 112 150
Oct 17 Findlay W, 41-21 1 275 - - 43 318
Nov 2 at Tiffin W, 41-9 1 - 19 - - 19
Nov 9 Lake Erie W, 62-21 1 142 - - - 142
Nov 16 at Malone W, 40-13 1 53 - - 9 62
Nov 30 West Texas A&M L, 34-27 1 45 - - - 45
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 5 at #6 Georgetown (KY) W, 41-14 6 0 1 0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Hillsdale W, 37-20 0 0 - 0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 at Northern Michigan W, 30-23 0 0 - 0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 #9 Grand Valley State W, 57-14 6 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Walsh W, 33-20 12 2 0 0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Ashland W, 31-19 6 0 0 1 - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 Findlay W, 41-21 18 3 - 0 - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Tiffin W, 41-9 0 - 0 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Lake Erie W, 62-21 12 2 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Malone W, 40-13 18 3 - 0 - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 West Texas A&M L, 34-27 0 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 5 at #6 Georgetown (KY) W, 41-14 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 Hillsdale W, 37-20 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 at Northern Michigan W, 30-23 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 #9 Grand Valley State W, 57-14 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Walsh W, 33-20 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Ashland W, 31-19 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 Findlay W, 41-21 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Tiffin W, 41-9 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Lake Erie W, 62-21 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Malone W, 40-13 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 30 West Texas A&M L, 34-27 - - 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
2010-11 5 - - - - - - - - -
2011-12 - - - - - - - - - -
2012-13 8 - - - - - - - - -
2013-14 11 - - - - - - - - -
Total 24 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2010-11 5 37 195 39.0 5.3 1 36 1 1
2011-12 - - - - - - - - -
2012-13 8 93 649 81.1 7.0 8 46 2 2
2013-14 11 175 1046 95.1 6.0 11 70 3 1
Total 24 305 1890 78.8 6.2 20 70 6 4
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2010-11 5 8 1.6 28 5.6 3.5 0 13
2011-12 - - - - - - - -
2012-13 8 3 0.4 35 4.4 11.7 0 16
2013-14 11 8 0.7 74 6.7 9.2 1 27
Total 24 19 0.8 137 5.7 7.2 1 27
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2010-11 5 - - - - - - - 0
2011-12 - - - - - - - - 0
2012-13 8 - - - - - - - 0
2013-14 11 - - - - - - - 0
Total 24 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2010-11 5 - - - - - - - -
2011-12 - - - - - - - - -
2012-13 8 - - - - - - - -
2013-14 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 24 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2010-11 18 443 24.6 0 37 - - - - -
2011-12 - - - - - - - - - -
2012-13 5 86 17.2 0 34 - - - - -
2013-14 16 418 26.1 1 95 - - - - -
Total 39 947 24.3 1 95 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2010-11 5 195 28 - 443 666 133.2
2011-12 - - - - - 0 -
2012-13 8 649 35 - 86 770 96.2
2013-14 11 1046 74 - 418 1538 139.8
Total 24 1890 137 - 947 2974 123.9
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2010-11 6 1.2 1 0 0 - - - - - - -
2011-12 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
2012-13 48 6.0 8 0 0 - - - - - - -
2013-14 78 7.1 11 1 1 - - - - - - -
Total 132 5.5 20 1 1 - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2010-11 5 0 1 1 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2011-12 - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2012-13 8 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2013-14 11 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 24 0 1 1 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
Total 11 - - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 5 - - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 10 - - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - - -

September 4 - - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 175 1046 95.1 6.0 11 70 3 1
Conference 9 154 979 108.8 6.4 11 70 3 1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 5 86 646 129.2 7.5 6 70 2 1
Away 6 89 400 66.7 4.5 5 15 1 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 10 164 1001 100.1 6.1 11 70 3 1
Losses 1 11 45 45.0 4.1 0 18 - -

September 4 69 363 90.8 5.3 1 28 2 1
October 3 73 443 147.7 6.1 5 70 1 0
November 4 33 240 60.0 7.3 5 66 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 8 0.7 74 6.7 9.2 1 27
Conference 9 7 0.8 47 5.2 6.7 0 16
Exhibition - - - - - - - -

Home 5 - - - - - - -
Away 6 8 1.3 74 12.3 9.2 1 27
Neutral - - - - - - - -

Wins 10 8 0.8 74 7.4 9.2 1 27
Losses 1 - - - - - - -

September 4 1 0.2 27 6.8 27.0 1 27
October 3 5 1.7 28 9.3 5.6 0 15
November 4 2 0.5 19 4.8 9.5 0 16
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 9 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0

Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0

Wins 10 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 1 - - - - - - - 0

September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 4 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 10 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - - - - - - -

September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total 16 418 26.1 1 95 - - - - -
Conference 15 386 25.7 1 95 - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 6 121 20.2 0 26 - - - - -
Away 10 297 29.7 1 95 - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 16 418 26.1 1 95 - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -

September 7 163 23.3 0 32 - - - - -
October 7 246 35.1 1 95 - - - - -
November 2 9 4.5 0 6 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 1046 74 - 418 1538 139.8
Conference 9 979 47 - 386 1412 156.9
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -

Home 5 646 - - 121 767 153.4
Away 6 400 74 - 297 771 128.5
Neutral - - - - - 0 -

Wins 10 1001 74 - 418 1493 149.3
Losses 1 45 - - - 45 45.0

September 4 363 27 - 163 553 138.2
October 3 443 28 - 246 717 239.0
November 4 240 19 - 9 268 67.0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 78 7.1 11 1 1 - - - - - - -
Conference 72 8.0 11 0 1 - - - - - - -
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 36 7.2 6 - 0 - - - - - - -
Away 42 7.0 5 1 1 - - - - - - -
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 78 7.8 11 1 1 - - - - - - -
Losses 0 0.0 0 - - - - - - - - -

September 12 3.0 1 1 0 - - - - - - -
October 36 12.0 5 0 1 - - - - - - -
November 30 7.5 5 0 0 - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Home 5 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Wins 10 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 1 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -

September 4 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - 0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -