Pruitt earns National Tight End of the Week for second-straight week
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Served as SIU's primary punter in all 12 games...Averaged 39.4 yards on 43 punts...Had six punts of 50+ yards and pinned 13 inside the 20-yard line...Boomed a 75-yard punt against Western Illinois, the fifth-longest punt in SIU history...His 75-yard punt against Western Illinois was pinned on the one-yard line...Named CFPA National Punter of the Week after averaging 51.8 yards per punt against Western Illinois, including three that pinned the Leathernecks inside the 20-yard line...Earned a spot on the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
Redshirted...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
2012 All-State selection by the Associated Press...Named Indiana's top punter by the Indianapolis Star...Named a top-50 player in the state of Indiana by the Indiana Coaches Association...First-team All-Conference punter as a senior...First-team All-Southwestern Indiana selection as a punter...Named a Top 12 punter by Chris Sailer...Ranked as the fourth-best punter nationally by former NFL punter Filip Filipovic...Averaged 40.9 yards per punt with 73 percent of punts inside the 20...Overall kicking champion at the Chris Sailer Kicking Camp in 2012...Also kicked and played wide receiver, catching a school-record 24 touchdowns with 91 touchdowns for 1,555 yards...Also was a three-year letter winner in basketball.
Full name is Nicholas Paul Neidig...Born on April 11, 1994 in Evansville, Ind....Son of Joseph and Jenifer Neidig...Father is an owner/executive of on-site health care company and Mother is a high school teacher...Has one sister who is in the physical therapy doctorate program at the University of Evansville...Majoring in physiology.