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Nick Alajajian

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Height
6' 4"
CLASS
RSO
Hometown
Naples
Weight
275 lbs.
Experience
1L
School
Naples
Nick Alajajian, 6’4, 280, Naples HS, Naples FL

CAREER:

Played in 32 games as a Gator with one start…Transitioned from offensive line to defensive line in the spring of 2012…Enrolled at UF in January of 2009.

 

2012:

Did not play due to injury.

 

2011:

Appeared in 12 games for the Gators, lining up as a key contributor on the Gators’ special teams’ field-goal unit and as a reserve on the offensive line…Earned his first career start and bowl appearance when he lined up at left tackle in Florida’s 24-17 victory over Ohio State in the 2012 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl…Did not play against Tennessee due to injury…Saw limited action on the offensive line at right tackle.

 

2010:

Saw action in all of Florida’s 13 games on its special teams’ field-goal unit and saw limited action on the offensive line at right tackle.

 

2009:

Played in seven games for the Gators during his freshman season: Charleston Southern, Troy, Kentucky, Georgia, FIU, FSU and Cincinnati in the 2010 Sugar Bowl…Played against his brother in the contest vs. FIU…Was one of nine true freshmen to see their first game action as a Gator in the victory over Charleston Southern in the season opener.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA:

Participant in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Ranked as the fourth-best offensive tackle in the 2009 class by Rivals.com and ranked as a five-star recruit by Scout.com…All-state first-team selection in Florida 3A…Helped lead Naples High School to a 16-0 record and the 2007 Class 3A State Championship…Gave up only one sack during the entire 2007 season…Three-year starter for Naples…Missed six games in his senior season due to an ankle injury…Received Marco Island YMCA’s Male High School Athlete of the Year in 2008…Selected to MaxPreps 1st All-American Team…Claims biggest strengths are his footwork and agility…Chose Florida over FSU, Miami and Georgia…Coached by Bill Kramer.

 

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING…

“I’m really impressed with his toughness. He works hard and just keeps coming back. We threw him at center and developed him to be a good center. Then all of a sudden, I kicked him to tackle. You kick him here, you kick him there and you grind on him that. That guy is a tough guy. I’m impressed with his work ethic. He has really grown as a player.” (8/19/10)

Steve Addazio, former UF Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach and current Temple Head Coach

 

“I call him the lumberjack. He’s kind of a lunch pail guy who works real hard and is tough. I really like his demeanor and the way he attacks football. You have five guys who have the high-end ability level, they’re bright and they understand the concepts.” (8/12/09)

Steve Addazio, former UF Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach and current Temple Head Coach

 

"He's a great worker, tough guy and kind of a relentless player. He has great toughness and love of the game." (8/11/09)

Steve Addazio, former UF Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach and current Temple Head Coach

 

"When it comes to football I am strictly business. My main thing is getting on the roster and getting in games. That is where my goal is set. Just get it done.” (8/11/09)

Nick Alajajian, UF offensive lineman

 

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