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Nick O'Leary | Tight End

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 244

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CBS Sports' Derek Stephens believes Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary's second motorcycle accident hurt his draft stock.
Mel Kiper's No. 1 senior tight end is also the grandson of golf legend Jack Nichlaus. "O'Leary's sure hands, quickness and solid route-running had many considering him one of the top preseason TE prospects for the 2015 draft, but a second motorcycle accident that resulted in a severe ankle injury has rendered him inactive for the spring and could threaten to set him back, both on the team's depth chart and in the eyes of NFL scouts entering the 2014 season," Stephens wrote. O'Leary was a John Mackey Award semifinalist last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. Jul 11 - 5:32 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary is listed by ESPN's Mel Kiper as the No. 1 senior tight end.

O'Leary was named as a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. "Solid but unspectacular, O'Leary has good hands but lacks an elite catch radius and flexibility and won't be considered a matchup problem," Kiper wrote. "He's also a strong kid but not the kind of blocker who can hold up a decent pass-rusher. Old-school, versatile player who could be useful in an H-back role." O'Leary missed a portion of spring practices after he was involved in a second major motorcycle accident. The NFL won't allow his bike career to continue.
Jun 14 - 11:43 PM

Florida State senior TE Nick O'Leary will miss the remainder of spring practices after he was involved in a motorcycle accident.

"He wrecked a motorcycle again," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. "He's skinned and got a swollen ankle and can't practice but he'll be fine. ... He's skinned from head to toe." If you've seen the shocking video of O'Leary's first motorcycle accident from last summer, you know he's fortunate to have walked away from one spill already. Now that it's happened again, it sounds as though those around the program are more concerned than upset. "He needs to be frustrated. It's not important if I'm frustrated. What's important is if he's frustrated and learned his lesson," Fisher said. O'Leary was named as a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award last year after catching 33 passes for 557 yards and seven touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 2 - 7:21 PM

Florida State junior TE Nick O'Leary will return to school in 2014.

O'Leary wasn't a prominent figure in the BCS National Championship, but he was one of Jameis Winston's more reliable receiving targets all season. He might not project very well to the NFL, but O'Leary could fit in an H-back role. Hopefully he displays more explosion comfort after the catch in 2014.
Jan 10 - 10:56 AM

Florida State junior TE Nick O'Leary was "banged up for about a month" after he was involved in a motorcycle accident.

O'Leary hasn't reached expectations during his first two seasons with the Seminoles, totaling 21 catches for 252 yards and three touchdowns in 2012. Now that O'Leary is at 100 percent, he could make an impact this season.
Source: Fox Sports
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Florida State sophomore TE Nick O'Leary is expected to return to the field against Wake Forest after a nagging thigh injury held him out of Saturday's game.

O'Leary was expected to take on a larger, pass catching, role this season, but he has yet to make a major impact. The sophomore did register two catches for 33 yards in the season opener against Murray State. Center Bryan Stork is also set to return from a neck injury.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 09:49:00 AM

Florida State senior QB EJ Manuel offered plenty of praise for TE Nick O'Leary and hinted at a larger role for the sophomore.

"In 7-on-7, we linked up thousands of times," Manuel said. "Every time he's been matched up against linebackers and safeties, he's giving them the business. The guy gets open every single time." O'Leary only started two games last season but recorded 164 yards on 12 catches, including one touchdown. There have been previous reports that the Seminoles will use more two tight end sets, with O'Leary in the move H-Back role to take advantage of open areas in the middle of the field.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 02:35:00 PM

Florida State sophomore TE Nick O'Leary estimates that the offense has practiced in two tight end sets 70 percent of the time, compared to only twenty percent last year.

This is good news for O'Leary, who spent more time at fullback than any other position. However, he admitted coming out of the backfield allows him to get in his routes easier, with less contact. After many called him the top tight end recruit in the country, O'Leary only caught 12 passes last season but should improve on that number this year.
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 04:24:00 PM