63 Roy Nichols

Roy Nichols Ohio State
usaUnited States
Jeannette, PA
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

Post-OSU Update: Roy Nichols was shot in the abdomen on January 18, 1992 while working as a bouncer at AKA Fletchers. Nichols was hospitalized and recovered.

Major: History (1990), Hotel Management (1987-89)

Weight: 295 (1989-90), 285 (1988), 265 (1987)

1990 Media Guide: Has waited patiently the past two years and now appears ready to step in and take over at quick tackle … had an excellent spring, and surprised some people by outdueling redshirt freshman Alan Kline for the starting spot … physical, agile player, who knows the OSU system and is a hard worker … came to Ohio State as a defensive lineman … has also played guard … has made significant improvement during the past year … determined to have a good year in 1990.

1989: Played in all 12 games as a backup to Joe Staysniak but totaled just 41 minutes.

1988: Began the year at guard but moved to tackle early in the season and played behind Tim Moxley … only appearance was in the Illinois game.

1988 Media Guide: Played tackle in the fall and spring, but will move to quick guard this fall as a backup to Jeff Davidson … showed promise as a tackle, but with Joe Staysniak and Mike Kuri both at quick tackle, the coaching staff decided Nichols would be more valuable at guard.

1987: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won a total of eight letters in four different sports, including three in football … won second team all-Pennsylvania honors as a two-way tackle at Jeannette High … his four football teams posted a combined record of 40-7-2, with four of those losses coming his senior year … a standout defensive lineman, collecting 169 tackles as a senior … captained his football and track teams.

PERSONAL: Married … his wife, Jeneen, is an OSU student … hobbies are fishing and playing baseball … admires Lyle Alzado … favorite movies are Top Gun and Commando.


1988Ohio State10
1989Ohio State120
1990Ohio State107