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85 Nicholas Stanke

2014: started all 12 games, accumulating 27 catches for 286 yards and three TDs (17, 21, 8)...six times caught at least three passes in a game...had three games of four or more catches...recorded a career high of five catches for 59 yards and an eight-yard TD vs. Winona State...also had three catches for 58 yards and a career-best 21-yard TD vs. Upper Iowa and three catches for 47 yards...his 17-yard TD from Luke Papilion vs. Minot State in the first quarter was USF's initital TD of the season ..also caught four balls for 31 yards vs. SMSU and recorded four catches for 27 yards vs. Central Oklahoma in USF's 42-10 win in the Mineral Water Bowl. on Dec. 6..had a career-best 32-yard reception vs. Upper Iowa...also recorded for kickoff return for 13 yards.

2013: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Regis...played three seasons of football for the Ramblers...contributing on both sides of the field (TE/DE), Stanke was a three-time Western Cloverbelt all-conference selection and two-time all-region and all-northwest performer...had 11 grabs for 212 yards and 8 touchdowns to earn all-state HM honors as a senior...tallied 36 receptions for 692 yards (15 TD), while recording 181.5 tackles and 12.5 sacks...also a four-year letterer in baseball and basketball, where he earned several honors including all-conference, all-city, all-district and all-academic all-state plaudits...maintained a 3.94 GPA...recipient of the Presidential Award...member of chess club, key club, NHS, Youth Leadership Eau Claire and campus ministry.

PERSONAL: Son of Debra and Charles Stanke...born October 28, 1994...has one brother, Ryan and one sister, Angie...nursing major...active volunteer with Immaculate Conception Church...enjoys playing tennis, table tennis and fishing.

Position: Tight End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wis.
High School: Regis
Graduating Year: 2013
Major: Nursing
Experience: 1 Letter