Nico Ornelas
41   Nico Ornelas


North Richland Hills, TX

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215


A fleet-footed linebacker who has seen ample playing time on special teams.

2012 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games and had 18 tackles ... Had a season high five tackles in the season opener (Savannah State) and finale (Purdue) ... Had two tackles against Arizona and Louisiana and solo tackles against Kansas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Baylor ... Recovered a fumble against West Virginia.

2011 (Freshman): Saw action on just about all of OSU's special teams ... Played in 10 games and recorded five tackles ... Had two tackles against Arizona and Kansas ... Had a tackle and a forced fumble against Baylor.

High School: A heavily recruited linebacker ... Member of the Texas Football Super Team (third-team selection) and rated by that publication as a top 20 linebacker ... Top 100 player in the metroplex as selected by the Dallas Morning News ... Had 83 tackles and six sacks as a senior and 77 tackles with four sacks as a junior ... Recorded more than 200 career tackles ... Team captain ... Also recruited by Arizona, Arkansas, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, Iowa and Kansas State.

Personal: Born Dec. 3, 1992, in Richland Hills ... Son of Nancy Jag-Nathan and the late Joel Ornelas ... Undecided on a major ... Was a four-year member of the all-academic team at Richland ... Has a younger brother named Andy.

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