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Thomas Niles

Thomas Niles

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Gainesville, Ga.

High School:
Gainesville

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 270

Position:
Defensive Line

09/20/2014

Bethune-Cooked

UCF earns first win of the year, 41-7

11/16/2013

UCF-Temple Postgame Notes

No. 15/19 UCF 39, Temple 36

10/18/2013

UCF-Louisville Postgame Notes

Knights win first game over top-10 opponent.

09/28/2013

Knights Push No. 12/13 South Carolina to the Wire

UCF falls short of upsetting Gamecocks, 28-25

04/13/2013

2013 Spring Game Quotes

Comments from head coach George O'Leary and selected players following the 2013 UCF Spring Game.

01/07/2013

UCF Football: Season in Photos

UCF Football: Season in Photos

09/29/2012

UCF Football vs. Missouri

UCF hosted Missouri on Military Appreciation Day on Sept. 29, 2012.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014):
-At Croke Park Classic vs. Penn State 8/30: Tallied four stops and a sack for a loss of eight yards
-At Missouri 9/13: Recorded a sack, his second of the season and 11th of his career. Niles also collected six total tackles (five solo)
-Bethune-Cookman 9/20: Added four stops and picked up his third sack of the season
-At Houston 10/2: Piled on four tackles and his fifth sack of the season
-BYU 10/9: Niles added another sack Thursday, becoming the first player in school history to have a sack in six straight games
-Tulane 10/18: Posted five solo tackles
-Temple 10/25: Added two solo stops
-At UConn 11/1: Piled on four total tackles and recorded three QB hurries
-SMU 11/22: Managed three quarterback hurries and two total stops

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013):
-Named UCF's Outstanding Defensive Lineman at the postseason awards banquet
-Started all 13 games at defensive end
-Completed the year with 30 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and a team-high 4.0 sacks
-Akron 8/29: Registered four total tackles and three QB hurries
-At Penn State 9/14: Made two solo tackles
-South Carolina 9/28: Posted four total tackles with two TFLs
-Houston 11/9: Made two solo stops with one TFL
-At Temple 11/16: Collected three total tackles and one sack
-Rutgers 11/21: Added two stops, 0.5 TFL and two QH
-USF 11/29: Piled on with four total tackles and one sack
-At SMU 12/7: Recorded two solo stops and one assisted tackle
-Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 1/1: Totaled five tackles (four assisted) while adding one sack and one QH

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2012):
-In his first full season on the defensive line, notched 30 tackles and 7.0 tackles for loss in 13 games and seven starts
-Ranked second on the team with 5.0 sacks
-At Akron 8/30: Made three tackles and registered one sack
-At Ohio State 9/8: Saw game action against the No. 14 Buckeyes
-FIU 9/15: Had one assisted tackle
-Missouri 9/29: Recorded four tackles (one solo), had two sacks, 2.0 TFL and 1.0 QH
-ECU 10/4: Collected seven tackles (one solo) and 3.0 QH
-Southern Miss 10/13: Acquired four tackles (two solo)
-Memphis 10/20: Had one pass break-up
-SMU 11/3: Started at defensive tackle and notched one stop
-UAB 11/24: Finished with two tackles
-Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl 12/21: Had a memorable bowl game by delivering 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and six tackles overall

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2011):
-Did not see game action

HIGH SCHOOL:
-A standout defensive tackle from Georgia, playing for coach Bruce Miller at Gainesville High School
-Earned all-area recognition, while picking up a second-team all-state honor
-Was an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class 3A Honorable Mention All-State selection
-As a senior, recorded 85 tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles
-As a junior, recorded 75 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles and six tackles for loss
-High school team was regional champions from 2008-10
-Rated with three stars from Rivals, ESPN and Scout websites
-ESPN ranked him as the No. 64 defensive tackle nationally, while Scout ranked him at No. 101
-Also lettered four years in lacrosse where he was a goalie, and was a member of the Latin Club
-Chose UCF over scholarship offers from Arkansas, NC State, Tennessee, FIU and Middle Tennessee

PERSONAL:
-Parents are Andre and Lisa Niles
-Major is undecided

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