Nick was a two-time captain and finished his University of Illinois career with 36 consecutive starts, playing nearly every snap on the offensive line over his final two seasons.

His family has a strong connection to the Rare Disease Community through his brother who was diagnosed with a rare disease.

Off the field during his Illinois career, Nick served as Illinois’ Uplifting Athletes Chapter President for two years, raising more than $88,000 to support the Rare Disease Community through the team’s annual Lift for Life event. He has been a candidate for many community services awards, including 2018 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award (Finalist), 2018 Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year (semifinalist), 2018 Campbell Trophy (semifinalist) and 2018 Senior CLASS Award candidate.

Nick was taken by the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh round (216th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft and won a Super Bowl with the Chiefs as a rookie.