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Mike Nysewander
Mike  Nysewander

Position:
Offensive GA/Special Teams

Birthdate:
03/30/1993

Alma Mater:
Alabama '15

At FAU

Joined the Florida Atlantic offensive and special teams staff in the spring of 2017.

At Samford
Served as an offensive/special teams quality control assistant while helping the Bulldogs reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

Professional Playing Career
Signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a rookie free agent.

Collegiate Playing Career

Nysewander had a storied career at the University of Alabama where he saw action on special teams and as an H-Back/tight end. He was a member of Tide teams that captured three SEC titles and three National Championships where he was known as "Highway 46" for his ability as a lead blocker to open the road for the running backs.

He also drew praise from Alabama's Head Coach Nick Saban following the LSU game as reported by AP when they wrote "He's also the guy Alabama coach Nick Saban calls `everything that a football player or a competitor should be. He's just one of those throwback players to me. You've got to love him. I get a smile on my face every time I talk about him. He's just a tough grinder. He does a really good job for us on special teams and he's a very productive fullback. He's a fifth-year guy around here and he's worked hard and it's finally paying off for him."

Nysewander joined the squad in 2011, with prep experience on the defensive side of the ball. Used 2011 to transition to tight end/H-Back and saw the bulk of his time on special teams. In 2015, Nysewander was awarded a scholarship and he saw action in seven games, recorded one reception, a 19-yard touchdown. His 2014 season was comprised of three games played, two receptions for a total of 21 yards and a TD. From 2012-13 he played in a combined three games, all on special teams.

Prep Career
Attended Hoover High School where he was the starting defensive lineman. Following his playing career he walked-on to the famed Alabama Crimson Tide.

Personal
Born: March 30, 1993
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Education: Earned his degree in communication studies from the University of Alabama in 2015.

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