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#87 Thomas Nardo

Height 6-3
Weight 245 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Lancaster, Pa.
High School Catholic

2011 Honors – – Brett Greenwood Award . . . named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his play in win over Louisiana-Monroe . . . 2011 – – Saw action in 10 games, with seven starts . . . recorded 23 solo tackles and 45 assists, including 6.5 tackles for loss and a shared QB sack . . . also had two pass break-ups and a caused fumble . . . saw action in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech, recording five assisted tackles and one tackle for loss . . . saw action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State, recording two solo tackles, one forced fumble and a pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh, matching career-best with five tackles in first career start . . . started at defensive tackle in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . recorded career-high 12 tackles vs. ULM, including six solo stops, two tackles for loss and a shared QB sack, earning Big Ten defensive Player of the Week honors . . . started at defensive tackle in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . recorded one solo tackles and five assisted tackles at PSU, including a shared tackle for loss . . . did not see action in 41-31 win over Northwestern due to injury. . . did not see action in 45-24 win over Indiana due to injury . . . did not see action in 22-21 loss at Minnesota due to injury . . . returned to action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan, recording two solo tackles and six assists as defense allowed just 323 yards total offense . . . started at defensive tackle in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . recorded six tackles vs. MSU, including three solo stops and a shared tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-21 win at Purdue as defense allowed just 282 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and three assists vs. Purdue, including one tackle for loss, and had one pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . recorded career-high 14 tackles at Nebraska, including four solo stops, 10 assists and 1.5 tackles for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in Insight Bowl loss to Oklahoma, recording four solo tackles and two assists as defense allowed just 275 yards total offense.

2010 – – Saw action in seven games, recording two solo tackles and one assist . . . saw first action of career in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 35-7 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . saw action in 45-0 win over Ball State, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 112 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . did not see action in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . saw action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State, recording one QB pressure as defense allowed just 31 net rushing yards and 258 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 18-13 win at Indiana . . . saw action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 27-24 Insight Bowl victory over 12th-ranked Missouri.

2009 Honors – – Team Leader Award, Defense. 2009 – – Not listed on two-deep following spring practice . . . did not see any game action.

2008 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice. . . did not see any game action.

2007 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – – Earned second team all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . first team all conference on defense as a junior and senior . . . first team all-conference on offense and second team on defense as a sophomore . . . team captain . . . Career – – career totals include 84 solo tackles and 199 assists for 283 tackles over four seasons . . . also had 34 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and six recovered fumbles . . . recorded 111 tackles as a senior, with 36 solo stops, 14 tackles for loss and eight QB sacks, as team won district championship . . . recorded 77 tackles as a junior, including 25 solo tackles . . . earned four varsity letters as offensive and defensive lineman . . . also earned three letters in baseball and two in basketball.

Personal – – Born 4/3/89 . . . interdepartmental major . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Cyndi and Frank Nardo . . . high school coach was Bruce Harbach.

Career Bests
Tackles: 14 at Nebraska, 11/25/11
Solos: 6 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 9/24/11
Assists: 10 at Nebraska, 11/25/11
Tackles for Loss: 2 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 9/24/11
QB Sacks: .5 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 9/24/11
Caused Fumble: 1 at Iowa State. 9/10/11
QBH: 1 vs. Michigan State, 10/30/10
Pass Break-Ups: 1, twice, last at Purdue, 11/19/11