Matt Nickels - USC

Matt NickelsMatt was a 3-year (1993-95) starting wide receiver and also started at safety as a junior and senior. He won 1994 and 1995 All-South Orange County first team and All-Seaview League first team honors while catching 30-plus passes for 10-plus TDs each season.

Matt started his college career at Dartmouth. After his father was diagnosed with colon cancer Matt decided to return to California to be close to his family. After returning home and a little convincing by friends and family, Matt later walked on at USC and in his senior season earned a full scholarship.