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Nikita Whitlock
FB #35
Height:
5-10
Weight:
248
Age:
23
College:
Wake Forest
Hometown:
Wylie, Texas
Experience:
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Bio

      College free agent signee will convert to fullback for Bengals after outstanding career as a defensive tackle for Wake Forest ... One of just seven Wake Forest players to earn first or second-team All-ACC honors three times, capped by a first-team selection as a senior ... Named second-team All-ACC as a sophomore and junior ... Recorded 18.5 sacks and 49 tackles-for-loss over four-year career ... Carries great special teams potential as a strong tackler and blocked two kicks as a senior ... Participated in fullback drills at Wake Forest’s Pro Day.
     College free agent signee will convert to fullback for Bengals after outstanding career as a defensive tackle for Wake Forest ... One of just seven Wake Forest players to earn first or second-team All-ACC honors three times, capped by a first-team selection as a senior ... Named second-team All-ACC as a sophomore and junior ... Recorded 18.5 sacks and 49 tackles-for-loss over four-year career ... Carries great special teams potential as a strong tackler and blocked two kicks as a senior ... Participated in fullback drills at Wake Forest’s Pro Day.

    Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14.

    More college highlights: Played in 47 games with 45 starts over four seasons at Wake Forest (2010-13), with a redshirt year in 2009. 2013—First-team All-ACC selection had breakout senior season logging 82 tackles, including 19 for-loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and two blocked kicks ... Logged two sacks in two different games, Sept. 6 at Boston College and October 19 vs. Maryland. 2012—Played 10 games with eight starts and logged 51 tackles, including 5.5 for-loss and three sacks ... Missed two games with ankle injury. 2011—Played and started in all 13 games, logging 64 tackles, including 14 for-loss, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble ... Named a sophomore All-American by College Football News ... His 14 TFLs ranked fifth in ACC. 2010—Started all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, the only Wake Forest freshman to start all 12 games ... Logged 44 tackles, including 10.5 for a loss, with three sacks and two forced fumbles ... Named second-team Freshman All-American by College Football News and Rivals.com. 2009—Redshirted.

    High School: Attended Wylie (Texas) High School, where he was named Texas Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press as a senior ... Named All-Area Defensive Player of the Year by Dallas Morning News ... Helped lead Wylie to Class 5A Division II state final.

    Personal: Hometown is Wylie, Texas ... Majored in health and exercise science at Wake Forest ... First name is pronounced “nih-KEE-tah.”

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