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Nick Kuchel
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Nick Kuchel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kingsley, IA

High School:
Kingsley-Pierson HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
07/25/1987

Hawk-Item - - Moved from defensive back to wide receiver prior to 2008 season.

2010 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . Team Leader Award, Offense . . . 2010 - - did not see action in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois . . . did not see action in 35-7 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . saw action in 45-0 win over Ball State, recording one solo tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 24-3 win over Penn State, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 54 net rushing yards and 301 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . did not see action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . did not see action in 18-13 win at Indiana . . . did not see action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern . . . did not see action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . saw action on special teams in 27-24 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri, recording one solo tackle and one assisted tackle.

2009 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten for second year . . . Team Leader Award, Offense.

2009 - - Not listed on two-deep following spring practice . . . saw action on special teams in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 35-3 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-24 win over Indiana, recording one assisted tackle.

2008 honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2008 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action in 46-3 opening win over Maine, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . saw action in 42-0 win over Florida International, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . saw action on special teams in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . saw action on special teams in 45-9 win at Indiana, recording one solo tackle . . . did not see action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . saw action on special teams in 27-24 loss at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action on special teams in 22-17 win over Purdue, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle on special teams as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season . . . did not see action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina.

2007 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in win over Syracuse . . . did not see action in loss at Iowa State . . . did not see action in loss at Wisconsin . . . saw first action of his career in loss to Indiana, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in loss at Penn State . . . did not see action in win over 18th-ranked Illinois . . . saw action on special teams in loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in double OT win over Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in win at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in win over Minnesota . . . did not see action on loss to Western Michigan.

2006 - - Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school honors - - earned third team all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . second team all-conference as a sophomore after earning honorable mention recognition as a freshman . . . Career - - holds school rushing record with 1,704 yards as a senior . . . rushed for 1,500 yards as a junior and gained 900 yards as a sophomore . . . team captain as junior and senior . . . earned four letters in football as running back and defensive back . . . earned four letters in track and field and holds school records in 100- and 200-meter dashes, 110-meter high hurdles, 400-meter low hurdles and as member of 400-meter relay team . . . won Drake Relays title in 110-meter high hurdles as a sophomore.

Personal - - Born 7/25/87 . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . parents are Shari and Kevin Kuchel . . . high school co-coaches were Scott Bailey and Randy Weise.

Career Statistics
Defense		Solo	Ast.	Total	T/Loss	Sacks	QBH	In-Yd.	PBU	FF
Soph.	         3	1	4	0/0	0/0	0	0-0	0	0
Junior	         0	0	0	0/0	0/0	0	0-0	0	0
Senior	         2	2	4	0/0	0/0	0	0-0	0	0
Career	         5	3	8	0/0	0/0	0	0-0	0	0

Offense No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng Sophomore 0 0 0.0 0 - - - Junior 0 0 0.0 0 - - - Senior 0 0 0.0 0 - - - Career 0 0 0.0 0 - - -

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