Lucas Nix, OG

School: Pittsburgh  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Jefferson Hills, PA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 317 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2011 Season
Has played in and started seven contests at right guard...started the season's first five games before sustaining a left knee injury againstUSF...missed the subsequent five contests before returning to the starting lineup at West Virginia.
2010 Season
Started initial three games at right tackle before shifting to right guard for the Oct. 2 FIU contest...started nine contests at RG on the year.
2009 Season
Started all 13 games at right offensive tackle...efforts helped tailback Dion Lewis rush for 1,799 yards, the second-highest single-season total in school history.
2008 Season
Cited for disorderly conduct in March 2009. Played in six games as a reserve offensive tackle to letter in his true freshman season.
High School
Nationally coveted lineman prospect who was a dominant two-way performer for perennial power Thomas Jefferson High...Parade All-American...PrepStar "Dream Team"... SuperPrep All-American...selected to play in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl...rated one of the top 50 players in the country by PrepStar (No. 22), Scout (No. 28), Rivals (No. 39) and SuperPrep (No. 43)...two-time first-team selection on The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team at defensive tackle...rated Pennsylvania's No. 3 overall prospect by Rivals, Scout and Keystone Recruiting...rated one of the top 10 offensive tackle prospects in the country by Scout (No. 5) and Rivals (No. 9)...No. 7 offensive lineman by SuperPrep...was the No. 5 overall prospect on Scout's East Top 100 list...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AAA Player of the Year...compiled 67 tackles, four sacks and two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown his senior year...as an offensive lineman, Nix paved the way for a 1,500-yard rusher...four-year starter for Thomas Jefferson and was part of three WPIAL Class AAA championships and two PIAA titles during his career...as a senior led the Jaguars to a 16-0 record and their second PIAA title in four seasons...Thomas Jefferson went 55-5 (.917) during his four varsity seasons...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"... Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...played under Coach Bill Cherpak, who was a standout offensive lineman for Pitt from 1985-89...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...also a varsity basketball letterman.
Lucas Edward Nix, born 9/28/89, is the son of Russell and Lynn Nix...has one brother, Nate, who is a senior defensive end at Pitt.
Latest News
10/10/2011 - The offensive line is injured with both starting guards out, but that gives no comfort to battered QB Tino Sunseri. Sunseri was sacked six times by Rutgers and has been sacked 28 times in six games. The pressure led to four interceptions being thrown by Pitt, three of them from Sunseri as he completed 14 of 28 for only 127 yards. Pitt played the Rutgers game without senior OGs Lucas Nix and Chris Jacobson, both out with knee injuries. Jacobson is out for the year but Nix is expected to return, although there is no timetable. - The Sports Xchange

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