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#20 Nick Kuchel

Height 5-11
Weight 195 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Kingsley, Iowa
High School Kingsley-Pierson

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

2010 Honors – – Academic all-Big Ten . . . Team Leader Award, Offense . . . 2010 – – 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 . . . 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 . . . saw action on special teams in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 45-9 win at Indiana, recording one solo tackle . . . 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.

2007 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw first action of his career in loss to Indiana, but had no statistics . . . 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.

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
Sophomore 3 1 4
Junior 0 0 0
Senior 2 2 4
Career 5 3 8