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Meet the Mid: Senior Kicker Bijan Nichols

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Name:  Bijan Nichols

Year: Senior

Position: Kicker

Height: 6-1

Weight: 211

Hometown: Heath, Texas

High School: Rockwall-Heath High School

Major: Physics

What do you want to do after graduation and why? Marine Corps Ground. I really like the physical aspect and camaraderie of the Marine Corps.

Why did you choose Navy?  I chose Navy because I thought it would be a great place to develop myself as a man and would give me an opportunity to serve my country.

What would you tell somebody that is considering coming to Navy to play football?  Be ready to work hard.

If you could play another position, what position would you play and why?  Offensive Tackle. After rooming with Kip Frankland for a year, I think I have a solid foundational knowledge of the position.

Favorite class at the Naval Academy and why?  Cyber II. I thought the topics were very interesting.

Hardest class at the Naval Academy and why?   Electricity and Magnetism II…

Favorite teacher at the Naval Academy and why? LT Male. Great teacher and mentor.

Favorite form of social media?  Twitter

Favorite person to follow on social media and why?  Coach Coniglio. Even though he doesn’t follow me back, he always posts motivating content.

If you could have dinner with any 4 people at the Naval Academy who would you choose and why?:  Kip Frankland, Taylor Robinson, Max Sandlin and Zach Kuhlman. Good guys that are fun to be around.

Favorite sport to follow at the Naval Academy outside of football and why? Basketball. I think the games are really exciting to go to.

 

 If you didn’t play football at Navy, what sport would you play and why? Soccer. I grew up playing.

 What song is playing on your headphones in the locker room right before taking the field? Southern Nights by Glen Campbell

 

What is your dream vacation? Ski trip.

How many teams should make the FBS Playoffs?  8

What is the best thing about being in the American Athletic Conference? My family can make most away games.

Favorite Coach Niumatalolo quote: *on 4th down “Kick it”

  

One word to describe a Navy Football player: Tough

Who will be the surprise player on offense in 2022 and why?  Vincent Terrell II. He’s a smart player and is really explosive.

Who will be the surprise player on defense in 2022 and why?  Jordan Sanders. I think he’s developed a lot over the spring and summer.

Who is the toughest player on the Navy football team and why?  Josh Adams. I don’t know if I’ve seen anyone work as hard and as consistently as him.

What player epitomizes Navy Football and why?  Nicholas Straw. He cares about his brothers and works hard.

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on offense in 2022 and why?  Tai Lavatai. The Navy quarterback has to be a dog.

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on defense in 2022 and why?  John Marshall. He’s a great player but a better leader.

What are you most looking forward to in 2022? Winning with my Brothers