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Updated: January 28, 2015
Pronounced like DADDY
2014 Second-Team All-ACC (ACSMA and Coaches)
2014-15: A second-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA … A first-team all-state selection by The Roanoke Times … Started all 13 games … Logged 845 plays, 775 on defense and 70 on special teams … Recorded 72 tackles on the season, including a team-high 18.5 for loss and nine sacks … Also had 35 quarterback, a fumble recovery and two blocked kicks … Had four tackles, a sack and a hurry in the opener against William & Mary … Made two sacks and hurried the QB five times in the win at Ohio State … Named 247Sports National Defensive Player and ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week after his performance against Ohio State … Made three tackles and added a hurry against East Carolina … Had seven tackles, a sack and three hurries against Georgia Tech … Made three tackles against Western Michigan … Recovered a fumble and added three tackles and two hurries at North Carolina … Blocked a field goal while in on special teams, and also added six tackles and a hurry on defense against Pitt … Had four tackles and a hurry against Miami … Made five tackles, including a sack, against Boston College … Had nine tackles, including 2.5 sacks for a 25-yard loss, and five QB hurries in the win at Duke … Was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance at Duke … Had seven tackles and two hurries at Wake Forest … Made nine tackles, including a sack for a 10-yard loss, and added five QB hurries in the win over Virginia … Recorded nine tackles and a tackle for loss in the Military Bowl win over Cincinnati.
2013-14: An honorable mention sophomore All-American by College Football News … Played in all 13 games, making one start … Was in on 377 plays, with 313 coming on defense, 63 on special teams and one on offense … Totaled 32 tackles, seven for loss, four sacks and 13 hurries … Had a sack for a 10-yard loss as part of his three tackles in the season opener against Alabama … Was in on one tackle and one QB hurry against Western Carolina … Made three tackles, also adding two hurries, at East Carolina … Added four tackles, a hurry and break up in the triple overtime win over Marshall … Had one hurry while in on defense and special teams Georgia Tech … Made a tackle and added two hurries in the win over North Carolina … Had a career day against Pittsburgh, making three sacks for a 23-yard loss, as part of a seven-tackle outing … Had an interception and made six tackles against Duke … Made two tackles while in on defense and special teams at Boston College … Had two hurries in the win at Miami … Made a tackle while in on defense and special teams against Maryland … Had a tackle and a break up at Virginia …Tallied three tackles in the Sun Bowl against UCLA … Broke the program’s defensive end record with a 41-inch vertical jump in spring testing … Also ran a 4.4 40-yard dash … Earned the Coaches Award for the defense for his exceptional spring session.
2012-13: Played in 10 games, seeing action on 123 defensive snaps and nine special teams plays … Tallied 17 tackles for the year, including 3.5 for loss and 2.0 sacks … Also had a forced fumble and fumble recovery … Was in on three tackles, including 1.5 for loss against Austin Peay … Had two tackles on seven defensive plays against Bowling Green … Made two tackles while in on 14 defensive snaps at North Carolina … Forced a fumble and had a sack for an 8-yard loss against Duke … Made four tackles and had two QB hurries at Miami … Had three tackles, including a sack for an 8-yard loss against Florida State … Made a tackle and broke up a pass at Boston College … Registered a tackle in the overtime win over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Clocked at 4.5 in the 40 during off-season testing … Forced a fumble and was in on four tackles, two behind the line during the first spring scrimmage … Posted six tackles, three for losses, in the second scrimmage … Was in on two more tackles for loss in the spring game … Won the Richard Bullock Award as the most improved defensive player during spring workouts.
2011-12: Was redshirted while working at defensive end … Made some strides in the strength and conditioning program … Posted a 38-inch vertical jump and ran a 4.63 in the 40 … Collected four tackles, three behind the line during one of the Hokies’ spring scrimmages.
High School: Played for Coach Chris Bean at Atlantic High … Rated as the No. 140 defensive end in the country by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Ranked the No. 35 player in the area by The Palm Beach Post … Played just one year of high school football … Was primarily a basketball player prior to the 2010 season and his senior season at Atlantic … Had 70 tackles, including 11 sacks, four forced fumbles and two pass break-ups his senior year … An honorable mention all-area selection by The Palm Beach Post … Played in the 18th annual Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game.
Personal: Dadi Nicolas … Born 9/29/92 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti … Son of Esperanta Estime … Majoring in sociology.