Players

Stephen Nicholas
OLB #54
Height:
6-3
Weight:
236
College:
South Florida
Experience:
7
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 101 378 284 94 8 0 13 2 0 3 -- 3
2013 ATL 14 35 21 14 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 ATL 16 97 72 25 2 -- 4 1 0 3 3 3
2011 ATL 10 35 17 18 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2010 ATL 16 78 64 14 0 -- 2 1 0 0 -- 0
2009 ATL 16 80 65 15 3 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2008 ATL 16 20 16 4 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007 ATL 13 33 29 4 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Signed by the Falcons as a free agent on July 29, 2011.

2012 (FALCONS)

Started all 16 games at linebacker. Lead the team with 116 tackles (85 solo) while adding five tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and four passes defensed. Tied his career high with 13 tackles (11 solo) and recorded his first career interception in the season opener. Was one of six Falcon defenders to post multiple sacks last season. Posted three games with double digit tackles, including 10 stops in both of the Falcons games against NFC South rival Carolina.

TRANSACTIONS

Signed by the Falcons as a free agent on July 29, 2011.

2012 (FALCONS)

Started all 16 games at linebacker. Lead the team with 116 tackles (85 solo) while adding five tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and four passes defensed. Tied his career high with 13 tackles (11 solo) and recorded his first career interception in the season opener. Was one of six Falcon defenders to post multiple sacks last season. Posted three games with double digit tackles, including 10 stops in both of the Falcons games against NFC South rival Carolina.

2011 (FALCONS)

Started at linebacker @ Chicago (9.11) and posted four tackles and one tackle for loss. Logged four tackles (three solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery vs. Philadelphia (9.18). Inactive @ Tampa Bay (9.25). Inactive @ Seattle (10.2). Posted three tackles vs. Green Bay (10.9). Recorded four tackles, one sack (three yards), one tackle for loss and one forced fumble vs. Carolina (10.16). Collared a season-high seven tackles @ Detroit (10.23). Logged two tackles @ Indianapolis (11.6). Notched four tackles and one tackle for loss vs. New Orleans (11.13). Assisted on one special teams tackle vs. Tennessee (11.20). Registered four tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed vs. Minnesota (11.27). Inactive @ Houston (12.4) and @ Carolina (12.11) due to injury (quadricep). Started at outside linebacker vs. Jacksonville (12.15). Inactive@New Orleans (12.26) and vs. Tampa Bay (1.1) due to injury (toe).

2010 (FALCONS)

Competed in every contest, with 11 starts and totaled a career-high 87 tackles (61 solo), one interception, and two passes defensed. Tallied a career-high 13 tackles (12 solo) against San Francisco (10/3). Notched five tackles and added his first career interception at Cleveland (10/10). Recorded nine tackles (four solo) against Cinicinnati (10/24). Posted seven tackles (three solo) and one pass defensed at Carolina (12/12).

2009 (FALCONS)

Competed in every contest, starting in 14 games and totaled 82 tackles (59 solo), three sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed. Started his first career game against Miami (9/13) and posted six tackles. Established a career-high 10 tackles against Carolina (9/20) while contributing with one sack. Posted seven tackles, one sack and one forced fumble at the New York Giants (11/22). Tallied nine tackles (eight solo) against New Orleans (12/13).

2008 (FALCONS)

Saw action in 16 games at the linebacker position and on special teams. Contributed with nine tackles (seven solo), one sack for a loss of six yards and two passes defensed. Recorded three tackles and one pass defensed at Green Bay (10/5). Logged his first career sack which went for a loss of six yards against St. Louis (12/28). Posted two tackles in his first career postseason game in Atlanta's Wild Card meeting at Arizona (1/3/09).

2007 (FALCONS)

Finished his rookie campaign with 37 tackles (28 solo), one sack and one fumble recovery in 13 games. Collared five tackles and one fumble recovery vs. Houston (9/30). Posted four tackles on defense at Tampa Bay (12/16) and tallied two tackles on special teams. Recorded five tackles and one sack vs. Seattle (12/31).

COLLEGE

A 2006 Big East first team choice at South Florida. Three-time member of the Butkus Watch List and was named to the Bronco Nagurski Trophy Watch List as a senior. His 320 career tackles rank second on USF's all-time list and his 50.5 tackles for loss are a school record. In addition to All-Big East honors, was named USF's Defensive Playmaker of the Year. Earned freshman All-America status, and was named as a Conference USA All-Freshman and was the USF Rookie of the Year in 2003.

PERSONAL

Class 3A All-State linebacker in 2001 at Lee High School. Made 151 tackles in his senior season, including three sacks. Played for the North squad in Jacksonville's annual Shrine Bowl. Married to wife, Irene, and has a son, Stephen Jr.

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