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Nick Diaz
Nick Diaz

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Redondo Beach, Calif.

High School:
Redondo Union

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 182

Position:
PK

Experience:
3L

09/15/2013

Utah State Football Ranks Tied For Eighth In The Nation In Scoring

USU ranks among the top 20 teams in the nation in four offfensive categories.

09/09/2013

Aggie Football Hosts Weber State In Annual Homecoming Game Saturday Night

Football Game Notes - 09/09/13

08/29/2013

Aggies Nipped By Utes In Season Opener, 30-26, Thursday

Keeton's 399 Yards of Total Offense Not Enough

04/20/2013

White Defeats Blue, 59-39, In Utah State Football Spring Game

Senior running back Joey DeMartino carried the ball 16 times for 100 yards.

04/11/2013

Utah State Football Concludes Fourth Week of Spring Practice With Both Sides of the Ball Making Plays In Controlled Scrimmage

Offensive highlights for Utah State included senior running back Joey DeMartino who had eight carries for 47 yards with three touchdowns.

11/23/2013

USU Football vs. CSU

USU Football vs. CSU 2013

11/02/2013

USU Football vs. Hawai'i

USU Football vs. Hawai'i 2013

10/12/2013

Utah State Football vs Boise State

Utah State Football vs Boise State, Romney Stadium, 2013

12/15/2012

Utah State Football - Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Utah State Football - Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Utah State vs. Toledo

11/03/2012

Utah State Football vs. Texas State

Utah State Football vs. Texas State

HONORS: Honorable Mention All-Mountain West (2013); Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (9/27/13); College Football Performance Awards National Specialist of the Week (9/27/13); WAC Special Teams Player of the Week (10/20/12); College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention National Placekicker of the Week (11/2/13; 10/20/12).

2014 PRESEASON HONORS: College Football Performance Awards Placekicker of the Year Watch List.

UTAH STATE: Has tremendous work ethic... Very consistent from inside 45 yards... The ball comes off his foot very well.

CAREER RECORDS: Ranks second all-time in school history with 91 career extra points made and third all-time with 92 career extra point attempts... Also ranks third all-time at USU with a career extra point percentage of 98.9 percent... Ranks seventh all-time in school history with 27 career made field goals and eighth all-time with his 36 career field goal attempts.

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS: Was 51-of-52 on extra points during his junior season in 2013 to rank second all-time in school history in both categories for a single-season... His extra point percentage of 98.0 in 2013 ranks ninth all-time at USU for a single-season... Was 17-of-23 on field goals during the 2013 season and those 17 made field goals rank fifth all-time at USU for a single-season, while the 23 field goal attempts rank seventh... Was 40-for-40 on extra points during his sophomore season in 2012, which ranks third and fourth all-time at USU for a single-season, respectively, while his perfect PAT percentage that year is tied for first all-time at USU for a single-season.

2013 (JR): Earned honorable mention all-Mountain West honors as he ranked second in the conference in extra point percentage (.981), fourth in the conference and 43rd in the nation in field goals made per game (1.21), sixth in the conference and 59th in the nation in field goal percentage (.739), and ninth in the conference and 72nd in the nation in scoring (7.3 ppg)... Finished the season converting 51-of-52 extra points to rank second all-time in school history in both categories for a single-season, while his 98.0 extra point percentage ranked ninth... Was 17-of-23 on field goals during the year to rank fifth and seventh in school history, respectively, for a single-season... Was named a Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week and the College Football Performance Awards National Special Teams Player of the Week as he set career-highs for field goals made and attempted at San José State (9/27) as he was 4-of-4 (24, 45, 24, 21), including a season-long of 45 yards... Those four made field goals are the most by an Aggie since 1999 and the 16 total points accounted for in the game are the second-most in a single-game in Mountain West history... Was 2-for-2 on field goals against No. 24 Northern Illinois in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl and set the Poinsettia Bowl record with a 39-yard field goal in the second quarter... Was 8-of-10 on field goals between 20 and 29 yards, 5-of-7 on field goals between 30 and 39 yards, and 4-of-6 on field goals between 40 and 49 yards... Finished the year first on the team in scoring with 102 points.

2012 (RS-SO): Served as USU's placekicker the final seven games of the season and made 10-of-13 (.769) fields goals and that percentage ranks eighth all-time at USU for a single-season... Made all 40 of his extra points and that percentage ranks tied for first all-time in school history for a single season... His 40 extra points made ranks third all-time at USU for a single-season, while his 40 attempts ranks fourth... Was named the WAC's Special Teams Player of the Week and an honorable mention National Placekicker of the Week by College Football Performance Awards after making both of his field goals against New Mexico State (10/20), including a career-long of 53 yards on his first career attempt, which ranks as the eighth-longest field goal in school history... Was 3-of-4 on field goals between 20 and 29 yards, 2-of-2 on field goals between 30 and 39 yards, 4-of-5 on field goals between 40 and 49 yards, and 1-of-2 on field goals of 50-plus yards... Was second on the team in scoring with 70 points.

2011 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.

2010 (FR): Played in nine games... Kicked off 36 times for 2,159 yards... Also had one tackle on special teams.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was 33-of-34 on extra points, 4-of-7 on field goals and had over 90 percent of his kickoffs go for touchbacks at Redondo Beach (Calif.) High School... Earned second-team all-league honors as a senior after earning first-team accolades his sophomore and junior seasons... Attended West Coast Kicking Academy (WCKA), under the direction of former USU kicker Brad Bohn, for six years and is also a student coach for the Academy... Was runner-up in the WCKA's varsity competition... Also selected to the Chris Sailer Top 12 Kicking Camp as well as the Mario Danelo Kicking Academy... Earned a No. 1 ranking at the West Coast Kicking Academy and the Mario Danelo Kicking Academy summer camps.

PERSONAL: Son of Larry and Stella Lewis and Christopher and Angel Diaz... Majoring in business administration.

Kicking FGM-A Pct. 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
2010 (Fr.) 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2011 (So.) Redshirted
2012 (R-So.) 10-13 .769 0-0 3-4 2-2 4-5 1-2
2013 (Jr.) 17-23 .739 0-0 8-10 5-7 4-6 0-0
TOTAL 27-36 .750 0-0 7-9 8-11 1-2
Kickoffs G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TB
2010 (Fr.) 9/0 57 2738 60.0 0
2011 (So.) Redshirted
2012 (R-So.) 7/0 0 0 0.0 0
2013 (Jr.) 14/0 0 0 0.0 0
TOTAL 30/0 57 2738 60.0 0
Scoring G PAT FG Total Avg./G
2010 (Fr.) 0 0 0 0 0
2011 (So.) Redshirted
2012 (R-So.) 7 40 10 70 10.0
2013 (Jr.) 14 51 17 102 7.3
TOTAL 30 91 27 172 5.7
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