Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Position battles continue to heat up as non-traditional season begins second-half run
Green Wave head indoors to New Orleans Saints Facility for two-hour session on Wednesday morning
Green Wave take the field as a complete unit for the first time since concluding the 2014 campaign
Cornerback picks up distinction from Phil Steele; seven Green Wave players named all-conference by publication
Tulane vs. Cincinnati - Yulman Stadium - Oct. 31, 2014 Halloween Night!
Tulane hosted Southeastern Louisiana in the first night game on campus since 1974 - Yulman Stadium - Sept. 13, 2014
2014: Played in all 12 games with 11 starts as a redshirt-freshman...named a First-Team Freshman All-American by USA Today and Phil Steele Publications while picking up Third-Team All-Freshman accolades from Athlon Sports and honorable mention Freshman All-American recognition from College Sports Madness…claimed All-American Athletic Conference Honorable Mention honors as voted on by the league coaches and media in addition to being named to the The American All-Second Team by College Sports Madness and All-Third Team by Phil Steele Publications…totaled 51 tackles (40 solo, 11 assists) with 2.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, six interceptions and six pass break-ups…led the team in interceptions (6) and pass break-ups (6)…six interceptions ranks tied for seventh in Tulane single-season history and the most ever by a Green Wave freshman…ranked second in The American and seventh in the NCAA in interceptions per game (0.5)…tallied a career-high eight tackles (6 solo, 2 assists) at East Carolina (11/22)…named American and Louisiana Defensive Player of the week and was tabbed honorable-mention defensive back of the week by the College Sports Performance Awards after recording seven tackles (3 solo, 4 assists) and a pair of interceptions to go with half a tackle for loss at Houston (11/8)…also had seven stops (6 solo, 1 assist) with a season-best two pass break-ups and a fumble recovery vs Memphis (11/15)…tallied six tackles (all solo) and a pass break-up vs UConn (10/11)…had five tackles and an interception twice: 4 solo, 1 assists at Tulsa (9/28) and 3 solo, 2 assists at UCF (10/18)…added five solo stops, including one for loss, and a season-high tying two pass break-ups vs Temple (12/6)…posted three solo stops with a tackle for loss vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/13)…added two tackles and an interception twice: 1 solo, 1 assist vs Georgia Tech (9/6) and vs Cincinnati (10/31)…logged a solo stop at Duke (9/20).
2013: Played in one game as a true freshman before sustaining a season-ending injury and redshirting...lone appearance came vs Jackson State (8/29) when he posted seven tackles (5 solo, 2 assists) and a forced fumble.
High School: Three-year letterman at West Jefferson High for coach Marcus Scott...rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status from Rivals.com and Scout.com...received an 81 rating, rated the No. 60 recruit in the state and the No. 114 corner in the nation by 247Sports.com...also listed as the No. 44 recruit in the state in the Times Picayune Nifty 50...named first-team all-district his final two prep seasons...helped lead the Buccaneers to a combined 20-13 overall record with three trips to the state playoffs and a District 9-5A title as a sophomore and senior...named first-team all-district in his final two prep seasons...as a senior, named first-team all-state and all-metro after posting 59 tackles, 16 pass break-ups and five interceptions...also lettered in track and field.
Personal: Born Parry J. Nickerson on Oct. 11, 1994, in New Orleans, La...son of Parry Faulgout and Tansy Nickerson...undecided on major.
Nickerson's Career Defensive Statistics