Calicchio Wins Nickolich Award

The Blue & Gold News is proud to present the 2014 Tom Nickolich Memorial Award to walk-on offensive lineman Michael Calicchio.

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.

1991 Keith Taparausky RB
1992 Ray Wilcox LB
1993 Matt McCulty WR
1994 Randy Fulmore DB
1995 Rob Keys DB
1996 Matt Ceresa OL
1997 David Lightcap DB
1998 Mark Corman TE
1999 Bryan Lorenz TE
2000 Ben Collins DB
2001 Jeremy Knapp TE
2002 Moe Fofana FB
2003 John Pennington WR
2004 Jeff Noechel LB
2005 George Shehl H
2006 Tim Lindsey LS
2007 Andy Emery LB
2008 Adam Hughes LS
2009 Josh Taylor DL
2010 Matt Lindamood FB
2011 Ryan Nehlen WR
2012 Tyler Anderson LB
2013 Connor Arlia LB

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