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Nick Diaz - West Coast Kicking Academy Hall of Fame

Colorado Ice
Utah State University
Redondo High School

What do you get when you mix a kid that is emotionally mature beyond his years, unwaveringly positive, the determination to prove he could compete with the best and a true team player.... Nick Diaz!

Of all the kickers we have trained, Nick stands out as the most solid in terms of character, motivation and mastering the mental side of the game.  

When Utah State (My Alma Mater) needed a kicker in 2010, they reached out and asked who they could count on.  Without hesitation Diaz was the guy in that recruiting class.  After impressing the coaching staff with his ability on the field (90% touch backs his Senior season and a game winner in the playoffs) and solid technique, they were sold by his calm and positive demeanor.  Nick was offered a sholarship and started as the Kickoff specialist his freshman season.  After battling an injury in the off season before his Sophomore season, he became the Aggies full time place-kicker by connecting on a career long 53 yard FG.

Over the next 2 1/2 seasons Nick worked his way into the Aggies record book as the all-time leader in PAT's, 2nd in FG's (Bohn) and 3rd in scoring. He earned All-Mountain West accolades his Junior and Senior years and played in 4 bowl games, and was part of a class that played in 4 straight bowl games, where Nick holds the record for most career points.

Much of Nick's success can be attributed to his strong work ethic, visualization techniques off the field and ability to see the postive in all situations.  Nick was known as a Team Player, who the coaches praised for his off field contributions to team culture.

Diaz Advice 

Always train and prepare to help your team win football games. NO other reason. Everything else will take care of itself.


High School Stats
Senior Season
90% Touchbacks,
4 for 7 on FGs
40 of 41 on PAT's
Game Winner in CIF playoffs

High School Accolades
3x All-League Placekicker
Was Special Teams Player of the Year
Nominated for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

College Records
Made PAT's 136 of 140
Highest PAT Ave. .97% (min. of 50 made)
Highest FG % .735, 39 of 53 (seven blocks)
Long of 53 Yards
Number two Made FG’s
Number three Points Scored – 253
Most Points Scored in bowl games – 21
4 Bowl Appearances
College Accolades
2014 2nd Team All-Mountain West PK
2014 Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the week (10/25/2014)
2014 College Football Performance Award Placekicker of the Year Watch List
2013 Honorable Mention All-Mountain West placekicker
Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week (9/27/2013)
College Football Performance Awards National Specialist of the week (9/27/2013)
WAC Special Teams Player of the Week
College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention National Placekicker of
the Week (11/2/2013 and 10/20/2012)
2013 Lou Groza Award Watch List.

Memorable Moments 

In 2012, helping Utah State win it's first league championship (MWC) since 1937. Beating BYU and Utah. Kicking a 53 yard FG on my first college FG attempt. Appearing in four straight bowl games and winning the last three. Game winning FG in the first round of the 2007 CIF playoffs as time ran out.

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