22 Chris Nicholls
22 Chris Nicholls
Height: 5-8
Weight: 175
Year: FR
Hometown: Brea, CA
High School: Servite HS
Position: WR/P
Experience: RS

2010 -- Redshirt ... expected to challenge Jarred Houston as the backup to Brandon Michalkiewicz at the X-Back (wide receiver) position at Cal Poly this fall.

High School -- Nicholls was a versatile offensive performer under head coach Troy Thomas at Servite High School, rushing for 498 yards (7.5 yards per carry) and 15 touchdowns and catching 41 passes for 776 yards and seven more scores ... named most valuable player of the Trinity League as a wide receiver ... selected to play in the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game at Orange Coast College ... earned first-team All-Orange County and first-team all-CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 honors ... also named third-team all-state Division III by calhisports.com ... helped Friars to 14-1 overall record, 4-0 for first place in Trinity League, CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 championship and state Division II championship with a 33-30 win over Rocklin at the Home Depot Center in Carson ... avenged lone loss of season with win over Edison in Pac-5 title game ... Servite finished season ranked No. 3 in nation by MaxPreps.com ... also a sprinter on Friars’ track and field team, finishing fourth in CIF-Southern Section Division I 100-meter final ... was second in Trinity League 100 (10.87), third in 200 (22.61) and anchored the winning 4-by-100 relay team.

Personal -- Son of Jack and Patty Nicholls ... one brother, Ryan ... a distant relative of Thomas Paine ... aspires to be a physical therapist ... lists snowboarding, relaxing and having fun with friends and family as hobbies ... born July 18, 1991, in La Habra, Calif. ... majors in recreation administration.