5 - Nick Denbeigh
Nick Denbeigh
Height: 5-10
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Lewis & Clark HS '02
Position: DB
Experience: 2L*
2006: Listed as a starter at whip safety on preseason depth chart. He has started 24 games entering the 2006 season - the most on the team among returning players along with Harrison Nikolao. 2005: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors. Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Started all 12 games at rover. His average of 6.0 tackles per game ranked 21st in the Big Sky. He had 27 tackles in his last three games of the season, including a career-high 10 against UC-Davis (11/19/05). He was the team's defensive player of the week against Sacramento State (10/29/05) when he had three tackles, a sack and an interception. He also had the team's big play of the week against Montana (11/15/05). 2004: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Started Eastern's last 12 games of the season at rover. He had an interception that led to a touchdown and added four tackles in Eastern's win over No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Southern Illinois (11/27/04) in the I-AA Playoffs. In the previous two games, he had a season-high seven tackles each in back-to-back victories over Cal Poly (11/6/04) and Montana State (11/13/04). He won the team's Big Play and Big Hit awards once each. 2003: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Did not letter, but finished with four tackles. 2002: Redshirted. HS: Graduated from Lewis and Clark HS in 2002. Washington Prep Football Report selected him as a first team 4A All-State selection as a defensive back. He earned honorable mention All-State honors as a defensive back from Associated Press as selected by sportswriters. Washington Prep Football Report selected him as a first team 4A All-State selection as a defensive back. Selected by the Seattle Times as a "White Chip" selection as one of the top 80 recruits in the state of Washington. Earned first team All-Greater Spokane League honors as a senior defensive back. Eagle teammates Julian Stewart ('04) and Ethen Robinson ('06) also attended Lewis and Clark. Personal: Born 1/2/84 in Spokane, Wash. Communication studies major.
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