Tribute to Vanderbilt's Colt Nichter

Sixteen Vanderbilt players make up the first senior class to ever play in two consecutive bowl games during their Commodore careers. Leading up to the Music City Bowl, VandyMania.com will look back on each senior's career. In this segment Colt Nichter is featured.

THE BASICS:

58 Colt Nichter

Hometown: Park City, Utah

High school: Park City

Position: DT

HT: 6-2 WT: 295

Chose Vanderbilt over: Interest from Fresno State, Louisville, San Diego State, SMU and Washington State.

OVERVIEW:

Nichter is another Commodore senior who with the 2012 Music City Bowl will have been a part of three Vanderbilt bowl teams. Although Nichter didn't play in the 2008 bowl (he was redshirted), he provided a vital practice player for his teammates while being developed for future great things. When a person first meets Nichter he is awed with his physical stature, however, upon speaking with Nichter one quickly realizes he has a gentle personality. Despite his pleasant demeanor Nichter can be a beast on the field.

BEST MOMENT:

November 6, 2010 versus Florida. It was a rough day for Vanderbilt but the young Nichter gave Vanderbilt fans hope when he sacked Gator quarterback John Brantley for a 6-yard loss late in the first quarter.

MEMORABLE QUOTE:

"I think I'm more fit for this kind of defense; it's more vertical versus lateral.. I'm just going to keep working to the best of my abilities and see what happens." Colt Nichter on August 17, 2011 after practice.

HONORS:

2009-12 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER STATS:

Games played in: 36
Tackles: 77
Tackles for loss: 7
Tackles for loss yards: 27
Sacks: 3.5
Sack yards: 20
Forced fumbles: 1

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Colt Nichter and family on Senior Day. (VM-Stan Jones)

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