Jason Nieradka | #56 | OLB
Hometown: Kernersville, N.C.
Previous School: East Forsyth HS
2015 (Sophomore): Ranked fifth in the South Atlantic Conference with 85 total tackles and 7.7 tackles per game...Recorded three straight games of at least 11 tackles, including a career-high 14 vs. Tusculum Oct. 3...Tallied 11 stops at Division I Southern Utah Sept. 26...Recovered a fumble at Virginia Union Sept. 5...Broke up a pass vs. Bowie State Sept. 12.
2014 Season (Freshman): Played in nine games… Finished the year with 26 tackles, two going for a loss of seven total yards… One of nine players to break up a pass, and one of three to do so multiple times… Set his career-high in tackles versus Lenoir-Rhyne where he had 12.
Personal: From Kernersville, N.C. ...Graduated from East Forsyth High School...Played under Coach Todd Willert...served as team captain during senior year...was named First-Team All-Conference...was named defensive line MVP for team...as a junior was a member of the Piadmont Triad 4A Conference Championship team...was second team all conference selection...also played three years of lacrosse and was a three year member of the wrestling team...for wrestling, won the coaches award and was a 2013 All-Conference selection...as a sophomore was named most improved for lacrosse...was on the Honor Roll...was a member of the National Honor Society...son of Lorraine and Peter Nieradka.