Nolan deGraaff

Nolan deGraaff

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Granite Bay, CA

High School:
Granite Bay HS '01

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 202

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
08/26/1982

Major:
Managerial Economics

2003: Co-winner of COACHES' AWARD as team's most improved player... Finished 4th among Aggie receivers with 16 catches for 206 yards and 2 TDs... More than half of those yards came in 6-for-107 first-half outing vs. Cal Poly, for which he was named as team's Offensive Player of the Week... Performance was bittersweet, however, as injury prevented him from returning to 2nd half or next game vs. Central Washington... Scored his TDs against Western Washington and Cal Poly... First career TD was 19-yarder from Jon Barragan with 1:50 in 2nd quarter vs. Vikings... Voted as teams' Special Teams Player of the Week for Sacramento State, in part due to 15-yard run on 4th-and-8 fake field goal in 3rd quarter... Run helped set up Antar Mahasin's game-winning TD... Recorded 5 total tackles (3-2-5) for the season, mostly on special teams.

2002: Played in 10 games, contributing chiefly on special teams... Selected as team's Special Teams Player of the Week after NCAA first-round playoff at Central Washington... Posted 1-1-2 on tackles chart in that game... First career reception was 29-yarder from Ryan Flanigan in 1st quarter vs. North Dakota State.

2001: Attended Sierra College but did not play.

GRANITE BAY HS '01: Three-sport standout, earning all-league honors in football, wrestling and baseball... Helped lead team to back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section titles in football... Named to All-Sierra Foothill League first team and all-city as a senior, posting 51 receptions for 1,090 yards and 19 TDs... Football team ranked No. 1 in state among D-II teams in his senior year... Twice garnered All-SFL honors in wrestling as a 215-pounder... Also won first-team All-SFL honors in baseball, helping team to 2001 section championship... In his two years, football team went 25-1, baseball team was 53-8.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 26, 1982 in Sacramento, Calif.... Dean's List student in managerial economics... Son of John & Sherri de Graaff... Lists Ed McCaffrey as his sports hero, his father as his non-sports hero... Would like to reinstate end zone celebrations... Favorite piece of advice: "Get busy living or get busy dying," from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption.