Nicholson Named a Second-Team Freshman All-American
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia cornerback Demetrious Nicholson was honored on the second-team of CollegeFootballNews.com‘s 2011 Freshman All-America team. The Virginia Beach, Va., native became the first true freshman at UVa to start a season-opening game at cornerback since Kevin Cook did so in 1986.
Nicholson made his collegiate debut against William & Mary and became the first true freshman at UVa to start a season-opening game at any position since offensive lineman Branden Albert in 2005. One of 15 Cavaliers to start all 12 games, Nicholson is No. 4 on the team with 56 tackles. Nicholson has two interceptions, including one against then-No. 12 Georgia Tech and is tied for No. 1 on the team with eight pass breakups with All-American Chase Minnifield.
Nicholson joins three current UVa teammates who have been honored as CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-Americans. Last season Morgan Moses was an honorable mention honoree, in 2009 Steve Greer earned a second-team nod as did Matt Conrath in 2008.