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    Niklas Sade


    Wake Forest, N.C.

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    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 219



    - Holds the NC State record with 121 career PATs.

    - His .975 success rate on extra points ranks fourth.

    - Ranks fourth in school history with 43 field goals made.

    - Has started all 38 games of his career.

    As a Junior (2013):

    - Earned the team's Governor's Award - given to the MVP.

    - A semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award.

    - Posted the second-highest single-season field goal total in school history (19).

    - Tied for 11th in the FBS rankings in field goals per game (1.9).

    - Finished the season ranked seventh in the ACC in scoring.

    - Named the ACC Specialist of the Week for the Richmond game after kicking the game winning field goal (48 yards).

    - Improved his field goal percentage from a .565 (13-23) in 2012 to .826 (19-23) in 2013.

    - Kicked a career-best four FGs in the win over La Tech - he outscored the entire Bulldog squad, 16-14. Also had four vs. UNC.

    - Named a Lou Groza `Star of the Week' for his performance in the opener.

    - Elected to serve on the team's Leadership Council for 2013.

    As a Sophomore (2012):

    - Ranked eighth in the ACC in kick scoring with 6.4 points per game.

    - Hit the game-winning field goal, a 43-yarder, in the victory at Maryland - Named the ACC Specialist of the Week for that performance.

    - Nailed a 50-yard field goal in the loss to Miami - a career long.

    - Had hit 60 consecutive PATs before missing one at Miami, the third-longest streak in school history.

    As a Freshman (2011):

    - One of just six true freshmen to start at placekicker nationally.

    - Scored 13 points in the win over No. 7 Clemson, hitting all four of his PAT attempts and all three of his field goal tries.

    - Was 8-for-8 on point-after kicks in the win over Maryland, that mark for PATs tied as the single-game school record.

    - Kicked 46 extra points for the year, that tied as the second-best mark in school history, while his .979 percentage ranked 13th on the single-season list.

    - Finished the season ranked seventh in the ACC in kick scoring.

    In High School:

    - Competed at the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

    - An all-conference performer as a junior.

    - Three-year starter on the varsity squad for coach Jason Dinwiddie.

    - Trained under two-time Lou Groza candidate Dan Orner.

    - Honors: Named Cap 8 Conference Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior.

    - Career Stats: 83-85 on extra point, 13-17 on field goals.

    - Rankings: No. 3 kicker nationally by

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