The Gridiron Gladiator

Jack Nickel is a freshman football player at Michigan State in the Big Ten Conference. The 6’4” 247 lbs. tight end was a 2018 state champion, 2-time All-State selection, and a 2021 state runner-up at Milton High School in Milton, Georgia.

As a senior, Jack achieved a historic record of starting in 53 games, an all-time record at Milton High.

In a run-oriented offense, Jack was the pillar for blocking for running backs who rushed consistently for 1500 yards a season and caught 84 passes for 1008 yards in his career with 18 touchdowns.

Jack is pursuing a degree in Finance. He is the son of Paul Nickel, a software executive and a four-year letter winner at Stanford University (1989-1993) who also played tight end. His mother is Lisa Nickel, a Northeastern graduate who swam in college and is now a special education teacher. Jack’s favorite player is Rob Gronkowski, and he lists his parents as his biggest supporters and role models.