25 Chris Nendick
LOU GROZA AWARD CANDIDATE
2006: Totaled 95 points on 35-36 PATs and 20-of-27 field goals with 44-yard long. An honorable mention All-Mid-American Conference selection. Season field goal total was second-highest in school history. Led MAC, ranked ninth nationally with 1.54 field goals per game and placed 30th in NCAA in scoring. Posted MAC's second-longest consecutive PAT streak with 108 (2004-06) which ended at Ball State. Longest field goal was a 44-yarder vs. Toledo. Connected on two field goals at Ohio State (9-2). Named MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week after totaling 12 points on five PATs and two field goals vs. Indiana State (9-23). Earned MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week after tying school record with five field goals while setting mark with seven attempts in 19-point effort vs. Temple (10-21). Converted both field goal attempts, including a long of 44 yards vs. Toledo (11-7). Ended campaign with a 37-game scoring streak. Finished season ranked second on school career kick-scoring list, third in made field goals, and fourth in scoring history. Booted 36 of 71 kickoffs into the end zone.
2005: Went perfect 50-of-50 on PATs and connected on 9-of-13 field goals, including a 52-yarder in MAC Championship Game vs. Akron, for 77 points. Led MAC in PAT percentage while ranking fifth in kick scoring, seventh in field goal percentage and eighth in field goals per game. Booted 40-yard field goal at Central Michigan (11-5). Scored 12 points on field goals of 21, 52 and 46 yards and three PATs vs. Akron in MAC Championship (12-1).
2004: First team CollegeSportsReport.com Freshman All-American, second team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News, and honorable mention Coaches' All-MAC selection. Finished third in the league's Freshman of the Year balloting. Connected on 51-of-52 PAT attempts, including 44 consecutive, and 16-of-21 field goal attempts with a long of 47, for 99 points. Ranked ninth in NCAA kick scoring with 8.3 points per game, 22nd in season scoring and field goals, and had the 28th highest single-game field goal total. Finished second in MAC in field goals, third in kick scoring and fifth in scoring. Set NIU records for season PATs, season consecutive PATs and freshman kick scoring. Had 21-yard field goal in collegiate debut vs. Maryland (9-4). Hit 25-yard game-winning field goal in fourth quarter and totaled 11 points in one point win over Southern Illinois (9-11). Named MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week after 10-point performance vs. Bowling Green (9-24). Earned Lou Groza Award National Star of the Week and MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week with 12 points, including game-winning 39-yard field goal as time expired vs. Central Florida (10-9). Tied school PAT record with eight-for-eight performance against Western Michigan (10-23). Had 10-point outing vs. Eastern Michigan (11-20). Racked up 10 points vs. Troy in Silicon Valley Football Classic (12-30).
High School: Named first team All-DuPage Valley Conference, Honorable Mention Daily Herald DuPage All-Area, and special mention Chicago Sun-Times All-Area, plus postseason Area Top 100 Players as senior. Made 6-of-10 FGs and 29-of-30 PATs for 47 points and punted 35 times for 41.3 average on Class 8A playoff qualifier during final prep campaign. Kicked 3-of-5 FGs and 27-of-29 PATs for 36 points as a junior. Earned three letters in football.
Personal: Born Nov. 4, 1985. Communications major. Parents are Ed and Deborah Nendick. Fan of Mike Vanderjagt.
NENDICK'S CAREER STATISTICS
NENDICK'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
PATs: 8, vs. Western Michigan, 10-23-04
Field Goals: 5, vs. Temple, 10-21-06
Field Goal Attempts: 7, vs. Temple, 10-21-06
Points: 19, vs. Temple, 10-21-06
Long Field Goal: 52, vs. Akron (MAC Championship), 12-1-05