#74 Nick Chiono
|HOMETOWN||DeForest, Wis. (DeForest HS)|
2012 (Fr): Played in three games on the offensive line in his first season in the green and white... Made collegiate debut against Minnesota Crookston (Sept. 29).
The Beavers finished seventh in the NSIC in rushing after compiling 1,879 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground. The O-Line guided the ground game to four 200-plus yard games, which included the final three games of the season, while two players totaled four games of 100 yards or more. The line protected all-conference quarterback Lance Rongstad. He threw for 2,114 yards, 16 touchdowns and posted six 200-plus yard contests, which included the final three of the season. Rongstad was a dual run/pass threat and finished fifth in the league in total offense with 268.1 yards per game.
2011 (RS): Sat out entire season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: A two-time second team all-conference performer at DeForest High School, Chiono helped guide the Norskies to a Badger North Conference championship his junior season, going 5-1 for a three-way tie for the title... Helped pave the way for a 700-plus yard rusher and 1,000-plus yard passer his senior season as DeForest High School advanced to the second round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) tournament... Was named an honor athlete.
Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1992 in Madison, Wis... Son of Brian Chiono... Majoring in criminal justice at BSU.