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Demetrious Nicholson | Cornerback

Team: Virginia Cavaliers
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185

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So long as he's healthy, Virginia redshirt senior CB Demetrious Nicholson (toe) "will contend for first-team All-ACC honors in a league that has a number of top-flight corners," notes NFL Media.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Nicholson was an All-American as a freshman and sophomore, but has missed 18 of the last 19 games for the Cavaliers while dealing with nagging turf-toe injuries. "He has four picks and 28 pass breakups in his tenure at UVa, and also is physical against the run," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. Jul 7 - 9:17 PM
Source: NFL.com

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Virginia redshirt senior CB Demetrious Nicholson is a "pesky cover man with instincts and ballskills that will give him a chance at the next level," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA for one final season of eligibility in 2015 and if spring practice is any indication, Nicholson is healthy and ready to compete as a senior. He lacks elite size for the position, but is a pesky cover man with instincts and ballskills that will give him a chance at the next level. Turf toe injuries have been known to end careers so a healthy senior year is imperative for Nicholson's pro evaluation," Brugler wrote. Due to a lingering turf toe injury, Nicholson's career has taken a detour. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder earned All-American and All-Conference honors as a freshman and sophomore, but has missed 18 of the last 19 games for the Cavaliers. Moving forward, a healthy 2015 season is imperative for Nicholson's draft stock.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 23 - 2:47 PM

Virginia redshirt senior CB Demetrious Nicholson (toe) "has All-ACC talent if healthy," observes NFL Media.

The former top-50 prospect's career has been derailed over the past few years due to a lingering case of turf toe. After starting every game in 2011 (his true freshman season) and '12, he has played in just six games combined across the past two years. "Nicholson has excellent speed (he has been clocked as fast as 4.35 seconds in the 40) and is active and physical in run support," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 14 - 10:32 PM

The ACC approved a medical hardship waiver that grants Virginia senior CB Demetrious Nicholson a sixth season of eligibility.

Nicholson missed all but one game in 2014 with a turf toe injury. He also suffered a season-ending injury in the fifth game of the 2013 season. In his last fully-healthy season, Nicholson tied for the ACC lead with 15 passes defensed in 2012, and finished fourth on the Cavs with 56 tackles. Over the summer, CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote that Nicholson's "quickness and natural cover skills could earn him a spot on an NFL roster as a nickel option."
Jan 5 - 6:48 PM

Virginia senior CB Demetrious Nicholson will sit out the rest of the season with a turf toe injury and will seek a medical redshirt.

Nicholson has missed all but one game this season, but recorded an interception in that contest. The senior has a fairly long injury list, suffering a season ending injury in the fifth-game of 2013. This turf toe injury required surgery last May, but obviously there have been complications. His goal is to play for the Cavaliers in 2015.
Source: Daily Press
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Virginia senior CB Demetrious Nicholson had an interception in Saturday's win against Kent State.

Nicholson, who suffered a season-ending injury in the fifth game last season, secured his first pick of the 2014 campaign. Over the summer, CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote that Nicholson's "quickness and natural cover skills could earn him a spot on an NFL roster as a nickel option." In his last fully-healthy season, Nicholson tied for the ACC lead with 15 passes defensed in 2012, and finished fourth on the Cavs with 56 tackles.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 03:51:00 PM

Virginia senior CB Demetrious Nicholson's "quickness and natural cover skills could earn him a spot on an NFL roster as a nickel option," writes CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

Nicholson suffered a season-ending injury in the fifth game last season. Prior to that, he had played in 96 percent of UVA's defensive snaps since he stepped onto campus as a true freshman. "Nicholson's quickness and natural cover skills could earn him a spot on an NFL roster as a nickel option, if he's able to fully rebound from the injury and put up a strong senior campaign," Stephens wrote. Nicholson tied for the ACC lead with 15 passes defensed in 2012, and finished fourth on the Cavs with 56 tackles.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Virginia junior CB Demetrious Nicholson will miss the remainder of the season with a turf toe injury.

Nicholson's initial injury occurred on October 5 against Ball State, and the ailment has weighed on him since. Up to that game, Nicholson had started 30 straight contests. Freshman Tim Harris will move into the starting role on a full time basis.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 09:21:00 AM