The Blue & Gold News is proud to present the Tommy Nickolich Award to the walk-on member of the Mountaineer football team who has distinguished himself with his attitude and effort. It was established in 1991 as a memorial to Tom Nickolich, a former WVU walk-on player (1979-82) who died of cancer in 1983.
Mike Calicchio, a redshirt senior, is a three-year member of the football team. He played in all 12 games last year as a member of special temas, most notably occupying the wall of personal protectors in front of punter Nick O'Toole.
A graduate of Xaverian High School (Brooklyn, N.Y., the multi-disciplinary studies major earned Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll and Big 12 Commissions Honor Roll notice.
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