O'Leary's sure hands, quickness and solid route-running had many considering him one of the top preseason TE prospects for the 2015 draft, but a second motorcycle accident that resulted in a severe ankle injury rendered him inactive for the spring and could threaten to set him back, both on the team's depth chart and in the eyes of NFL scouts entering the 2014 season.
--Derek Stephens (7/14/14)
The grandson of golf legend Jack Nicklaus and a 2013 All-ACC second-team honoree, O'Leary finally showed why he was the top TE recruit in the nation out of high school after two ho-hum seasons in Tallahassee, compiling 33 receptions for 557 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
10/13/2014 - The Atlantic Coast Conference had six players named to the John Mackey Award Mid-Season Watch List announced Monday by the Mackey Award Selection Committee. The total of honorees is the highest of any FBS Conference. Named to the 33-man Watch List from the ACC are Gerald Christian (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.), a senior from Louisville; David Grinnage (Newark, Del.), a sophomore from NC State; Bucky Hodges (Virginia Beach, Va.), a redshirt freshman from Virginia Tech; Nick O'Leary (Palm Beach, Fla.), a senior from Florida State; Cam Serigne (Ashburn, Va.), a redshirt freshman from Wake Forest; and Clive Walford (Belle Glade, Fla.), a senior from Miami. O'Leary, a preseason All-ACC selection, was a finalist for the 2013 Award. - ACC football