#77 Papapa Nicholas-Silvra
|HOMETOWN||Kenai, Alaska (Oregon State)|
Played a reserve role on a maturing offensive line that set the tone for an offensive unit that ranked fourth in the NSIC in scoring, averaging 33.5 points per contest, was fourth in rushing offensive gaining 189.4 yards per game and led the league in third down conversions, converting 79-of-158 (50 percent)... The BSU offensive unit led the NSIC in time of possession dominating the line of scrimmage for nearly 34:00 per game... They cleared room for eight 100-yard rushing games, including six by Dustin Kroeplin, a redshirt freshman that came just 48 yards shy of clearing the 1,000-yard plateau... The line also protected quarterback Derek Edholm who lead the league in pass efficiency completing over 61 percent of his passes, for nearly 1,700 yards, while throwing 25 touchdowns.
Prior to BSU: Comes to Bemidji State after sitting out of the 2007 season as a redshirt at Oregon State University... Earned all-state and all-Northern Lights Conference accolades in 2004, 2005 and 2006... Is a two-time all-state lineman of the year... Started on four Alaska state high school championship teams... Was also a state champion in the shot put and garnered all-region honors in 2005 and 2006... Was a high school teammate of current BSU running back Brandon Miles.