#64 Tate Nichols
CAREER: The tallest player on Notre Dame[apos]s roster is competing for the vacant right tackle position in the starting lineup … a former high school tight end and defensive end who moved to offensive tackle when he arrived at Notre Dame … has not played in his Notre Dame career.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see any game action during the season
2010 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action during the 2010 season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Caught 28 passes for 455 yards and three touchdowns as senior tight end and defensive end in 2009 at Ryle High School in Union, Ken. … one of 22 players on Class of the Commonwealth squad for 2009 by Lexington Herald-Leader … second-team 2009 all-state pick in Kentucky in athlete category by Louisville Courier-Journal … first-team selection as tight end on Cincinnati Enquirer Northern Kentucky Football All-Stars … one of two recipients of Brian Williams ‘That[apos]s My Boy’ Award given by local chapter of National Football Foundation to top scholar-athlete in Northern Kentucky … helped Ryle to 9-4 record in 2009, including second-round Kentucky playoff loss to eventual state champion St. Xavier … one of Ryle[apos]s four losses in 2009 came to eventual state champion Highlands team that includes current Notre Dame teammate Austin Collinsworth … played wide receiver as sophomore, then moved to tight end for junior and senior seasons … distant relative of former Irish tight end Kyle Rudolph … played for coach Bryson Warner at Ryle … son of Dave and Annie Nichols … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.